Resolutions & Links

on June 16, 2011


The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is directed by the Chiefs-in-Assembly (Chiefs or their proxies in attendance at meeting), who meet twice a year during the Annual General Assembly (AGA) in July or at the Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) in December. The Chiefs-in-Assembly provide the AFN with mandates on priority issues through resolutions that are passed by consensus.  These resolutions provide AFN Secretariats (Environmental Stewardship, Education, Health and Social, etc.) with direction and set the AFN national policy agenda.

Resolutions those are relevant to fisheries:

  • Resolution 83/2008 Strengthened and Renewed Mandate for the National Fisheries Strategy to Fully Share in Economic Opportunities; and,
  • Resolution 76/2009 – Support for First Nations Fisheries Management.
  • Resolution 53/2009-Support to AMIK Fisheries
  • Resolution 40/2010 Security against impacts from offshore Oil spills
  • Resolution 46/2010 Duty to Consult on Aquaculture
  • Resolution 47/2010 Support for Nuu-chah-nulth fishing rights
  • Resolution 67/2010 National Mechanism to implement SSC Decisions-Fisheries
  • Resolution 68/2010 Snow Crab Fishing Rights and Compensation

These resolutions have strengthened and renewed the National Fisheries Strategy to undertake a series of new initiatives that will help First Nations fully share in economic opportunities through fisheries, aquatic and ocean resources.


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