by Marc Laframboise, MMNN Contributor

APCFNC Executive Director John Paul Addressing Delegates at the NAFF III Forum.

The Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, located on Cape Breton Island in the Mi’kmaw community of Membertou, was the site of the third National Indigenous Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (NAFF III) held on May 15-17, 2017. The forum which brought together over 300 participants from across Canada was sponsored by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the First Nations Fisheries Council of BC, the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association (AAA) and the Wild Salmon Alliance of BC.

The themes for the forum were diversity, integration and leadership. The key objectives of NAFF III were the creation of new business opportunities, and the development of national strategies, networks and processes that contribute to successful Indigenous economic development in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. To that ...

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