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Indigenous Inland Commercial Fisheries Initiative (IICFI)

Information Package and Fisherman Survey

Summer 2019

The Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba rely heavily on the commercial fishing industry now, and have since time immemorial…


The Indigenous Inland Commercial Fisheries Initiative (IICFI) is a multi-year intergovernmental initiative intended to help sustain and grow the Indigenous commercial fishery in Manitoba.

The initiative is conducting Community Outreach and Engagement Activitiesto receive opinion and direction on IICFI budgetary needs, development of program priorities and necessary industry supports.

The initiative involves two main activities:

  • Commercial Fishermen Survey– every commercial fisherman in Manitoba is asked to fill out a short survey to assist the initiative in determining budgetary and program priorities.  You can also fill out the survey online or download a copy at:

Everyone that fills out the survey is entered into a draw to win a cash prize! First prize is $2,000, second prize is $1,000, and third prize is $500.

  • Community Workshops– the IICFI is holding nine (9) workshops across Manitoba to conduct interviews, focus groups, and help fishermen fill out the Commercial Fishermen Survey. Everyone is welcome and invited! Meals are provided at the workshops. The workshops are being held at the following locations:


Location Date Time
Fisher River Cree Nation – Fisher River Economic Development Office July 3 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Gypsumville – Community Hall July 10 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Grand Rapids – Arena July 17 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Camperville – Community Hall July 23 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Amaranth – Community Hall August 7 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Saint Laurent – Recreation Centre August 10 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Norway House – Auditorium August 15 9:30AM to 3:30PM
South Indian Lake – Community Hall August 21 9:30AM to 3:30PM
To Be Determined (check for the location) August 28


If you have any questions about the initiative, please contact:


Stan Bear

(204) 792-8331


Ask your Band Office and Economic Development Officer for more information.