The BCYFG was designed in response to BC’s 'greying' fishing fleet, and was inspired by the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit. The BC Gathering aims to support fishermen early in their careers, by providing an opportunity to build skills and make connections to people and resources across the fishing industry.
The 2018 BC Young Fishermen's Gathering was held at the Britannia Shipyards, February 6-7. Close to 65 industry members, including over 40 young fishermen, gathered in Steveston for the two day workshop.
Speakers include (among others):
The first annual BCYFG in Victoria, BC brought together over thirty youth from across the province and representation from nearly every fishery; from salmon trolling to sea cucumber diving.