Why Young Fishermen?

BCYF Network

We believe educating and empowering new entrants to BC's commercial fisheries will help keep our coastal communities thriving, and maintain the centuries-old connection to the ocean. 

We strive to provide a supportive environment to foster learning, networking and growth in the next generation of BC’s fishing fleet.   

Our Goals

Community Building

  • Provide a space for young fishermen to network and connect with others in the industry
  • Foster transparency, communication and openness across fisheries professions

Skill Building

  • Equip early-career fishermen with the tools and knowledge they need to be successful
  • Encourage mentorship in the fishing industry


  • Highlight the rich history and culture of BC’s fishing industry
  • Inspire stewardship of ocean resources

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