Commercial Fishing Opportunity

The Secretariat of the Haida Nation has the following commercial opportunities for the 2018 commercial fishing season.  Interested parties are required to contact the CHN Offices in Skidegate or Old Massett for further information.

Ground Fish  

  • 3 coast wide halibut (FL) licenses ( 66’ to 79’ 5”)
  • One coast wide sablefish (FK) license (49’11”)


  • One Herring seine (FHS)  license
  • Two Herring Gillnet (FH) licenses


  • One Area A crab (FR) license (37’1”)

The SHN-FC has used the following priorities last year: Haida owned & operated vessel, Haida skipper & Haida crew; Haida spouse owned & operated, Haida spouse skipper & Haida crew, Haida Gwaii residents given preference over off-island residents.  Preference is given to applicants that are able to sell (not custom offload) product to Haida Wild.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday, January 19, 2018 at 4 pm

Incomplete applications will not be considered and copies of required documents must be submitted with applications.


CHN Skidegate                                                CHN Massett

# 1 Reservoir Road                                          504 Naanii Road

P.O. Box 98                                                     P.O. Box 589

Skidegate, Haida Gwaii                               Massett, Haida Gwaii

VOT 1S0                                                         V0T 1M0

Fax: 250-559-8951                                          Fax: Masset fax machine is not working. Please email or deliver to either CHN offices.

E-mail:             E-mail:


Please note that no e-mail applications will be accepted by Vanessa Bellis or Irene Bruce

After the closing date, the CHN may select individuals and enter into contract arrangements without further public notices.  CHN may choose not to allocate all licences and/or quota.


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