AVICC Representatives on External Groups

AVICC Representatives on External Groups

The AVICC Executive may appoint representatives to external groups. Currently there are representatives appointed to the following:

Department of Fisheries & Oceans: Southern Resident Killer Whale Indigenous & Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group

Appointee: Director Vanessa Craig, Regional District of Nanaimo.

2020 January updates:

 

Department of Fisheries & Oceans:  Aquaculture Management Advisory Committee (AMAC) for Shellfish 

Appointee: Director Daniel Arbour, Comox Valley Regional District

Next meeting – TBC

 
Department of Fisheries & Oceans: 2019 Aquaculture Sustainability
In June 2019 the DFO announced a number of initiatives to enhance aquaculture sustainability in Canada, including the establishment of three Technical Working Groups and a coordinating Indigenous and Multi-Stakeholder Body. UBCM and AVICC were offered the opportunity to have representatives on these groups.
 
The engagement process was completed in the summer of 2020, and a summary of the engagement process and the Technical Working Group reports will be posted on Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s website.  A formal response to the recommendations that were provided via the process are expected the end of 2020.
 
Indigenous and Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body – Josie Osborne, District of Tofino
 
Technical Working Groups:
  • Area Based Management – Daniel Arbour, Comox Valley RD
  • Aquaculture Production Technologies – no appointee
  • Fish Health – no appointee

2020 March updates:

 

May 14th is the application deadline for the @UBCM Community Excellence Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in BC communities. The categories are; Excellence in Governance, Service Delivery, Asset Management and Sustainability – more info at https://www.ubcm.ca/EN/main/convention/Awards/community-excellence-awards.html