Where does fish, fishing, and fisheries fit in the BC food security conversation? Why is it so hard to access seafood in coastal communities?
The Gateway speaks to Cynthia Bendickson with the Greenways Land Trust about their community consultation work on access to seafood in Vancouver Island coastal communities and Abra Brynne, who is working with EcoTrust on fisheries policy.
This year’s BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) Gathering brought together 123 participants, plus children, to the En’owkin Centre on Syilx land near Penticton, BC. The theme of this year’s gathering, the network’s 18th annual, was Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes and marked the 10th anniversary of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.
The Gathering was an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples and to honour the lands and waters that are so vital to our food systems and community well-being.