Hello CFE Managers and staff,
Please find your monthly CFE updates from the Business Development Team below.
PICFI CFE Engagement Session Survey
As most of you know, DFO and Salish Seas Fisheries LP are hosting a PICFI Engagement Session on October 9, 2019 for all CFEs in the PICFI Program. The session will be held at the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre in Vancouver, BC. DFO will fund travel for up to three staff or board members from each CFE.
You will likely have received a survey earlier this week outlining potential topics for breakout sessions and asking for volunteers to speak about their CFEs success stories. If you haven’t yet, please complete the survey here: PICFI Engagement Session Survey
FishSafe Program Offerings
FishSafe would like to remind you that they have once again been funded through the PICFI program to provide the following safety education and training programs: MED-A3, SVOP, ROC-M, Safest Catch, Stability and new for this year, Orange Decal Workshop & Knots and Lines Workshop
The ‘Orange Decal’ workshop is available to all fishing vessel owners which will help them measure their vessel’s level of compliance with Transport Canada’s regulations. The ‘Knots and Lines’ workshop is for all fishermen, or potential fishermen, who want an introductory workshop to learn about the safe handling of ropes and lines and how to tie the basic knots required throughout the marine world. This one day workshop will also include a field trip to the wharf where participants will use their new skills to tie up a vessel correctly and safely.
All of these programs are available to all CFEs and there is no cost to the CFEs. Please click the following link for more information: 2019-2020 FishSafe Program Offerings
To book a program, course or workshop, please contact:
John Krgovich, Program Coordinator
Office: 604-261-9700 / Cell: 604-279-8407 / Email: email@example.com
Fisheries Enterprise Management Courses and Delivery 2019/2020
FEMT course registration is underway. Seats are starting to fill and are limited. To avoid having your participants put on a wait list, please contact Karenn Bailey for more information or to reserve a seat. This training is free of charge, and you can have up to two participants per CFE in each of the three courses offered. Travel is reimbursed.
Strategic Business Planning, November 26-29 – Richmond
Fisheries Operations Management, December 3-6 – Richmond
Fisheries Operations Management, January 14-17 – Courtenay
Financial Management, January 20-23 – Nanaimo
For more information, please contact the BDT FEMT Coordinator, Karenn Bailey, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 604-970-0782.
Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle
The Pacific Marine Expo will be held in Seattle on November 21-23, 2019. This yearly expo is the largest commercial marine tradeshow on the West Coast, serving commercial mariners from Alaska to California, and hosts attendees and exhibitors from across the commercial fishing business. The expo is free to attend if you register before November 20, 2019. For more information or to register click on the following link: Pacific Marine Expo
Local Catch Seafood Summit in Portland
The 3rd Local Seafood Summit will be held in Portland on October 6 & 7, 2019. The summit will focus on peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and networking and group workshops on business planning, marketing, branding, tech innovations, environmental issues, etc. For more information or to register click on the following link: Local Catch Seafood Summit
For more information about any of the items mentioned above, please contact your friendly BDT advisors:
The Business Development Team