B.C. young fishermen's gathering

What to expect

Advance your business, policy, and leadership skills in workshops with industry professionals and network with peers from across the coast.

Workshop topics range from business planning, marketing your catch, policy and management, the future of BC's fishing industry, and more. Plus an optional tour, evening reception and a chance to win fishing swag prizes!

This year we will be switching things up, with a new format and new topics for those who have joined us before. Our 2020 agenda will be posted soon, but examples of past agendas can be found on our website- https://bcyoungfishermen.ca/annual_gathering.

Who should attend

The event is hosted by fishermen, for fishermen. We're open to young commercial fishermen (55 and under), new entrants to the industry (within 5 years), or those considering fishing as a career.

We appreciate the interest we have received from folks across the non-profit, academic, private and public sector and recognize the important roles you play in supporting the next generation of B.C.’s fleet. However, we have limited space for non-commercial fishermen, and will be accepting registrations on a first-come-first-served basis.


Registration fee covers workshop attendance, two lunches and one breakfast, and a tour.

Fishermen: $70

Non-fishermen: $100

Early bird discount- save 20% if you register before Dec 31, 2019!

Limited travel bursaries are available, please select if financial assistance is required through the registration process.


We have a group rate at the Coast Bastion Hotel. Please book ASAP to secure your spot by calling 800 663-1144 and quoting 'BC Young Fishermen's Gathering'.


January 23, 2020 at 8:00am - January 25, 2020


Coast Bastion Hotel
11 Bastion St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E4
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Kiera Vandeborne ·

Will you come?