Indigenous-led salmon catch monitoring for just and equitable fisheries management in the Central Coast of British Columbia
This research is designed to advance understandings and monitoring of the recreational and Indigenous food salmon harvests and their management within the Central Coast of BC. Further, this collaborative research project is being led by the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance and four partnering First Nations (Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai'xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nation) to develop a salmon catch monitoring framework. Research will be conducted by guidance from the Central Coast Indigenous Alliance ensuring that findings contribute directly to the innovation of community-based and Indigenous-led fisheries management and monitoring in British Columbia. This research project and its design is centered on weaving Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous Laws, and Indigenous perspectives (worldviews), and will be inclusive of diversity.