About Us

Who We Are

The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) is a non-profit organization that supports the health and vitality of the Canadian fishing industry.

CCPFH’s main objective is to ensure that fish harvesters have the required knowledge and skills for their trade and to meet the human resource needs of the Canadian fishing industry now and in the future.

Founded in 1995, CCPFH acts as a National Industry Sector Council to support the skills and human resource capacity needs of the fishing industry in Canada.

CCPFH is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by fish harvester organizations from across the country representing the Atlantic, Pacific, Freshwater and First Nations fisheries.

What We Do

CCPFH represents the interests of fish harvesters across Canada. We do this by:

  • Bringing fish harvesters‘ common concerns and issues forward to federal, provincial and territorial levels of government.
  • Providing structure and leadership along with partners for the development of professionalization of fish harvesters.
  • Development of tools and programs to support human resource needs.

Our History

CCPFH was established in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1995. It received its start-up funding from the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Partnership Initiatives Programs through Human Resources Development Canada.

Since its inception CCPFH has received funding from different sources including its member organizations through member fees and per capita grants, as well as Federal and Provincial departments and agencies.

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