The Sport Fishing Institute of BC is a nonprofit society. Contributors and members are made up of a wide range of committed stakeholders including: fishing lodges, resorts, certified tidal angling guides, hotels, charter operators, manufacturers, distributors, tackle shops, dealers, boat marine manufacturers, regional airlines, individual anglers and key insurance industry organizations. Our common goals are to ensure sustainability of our natural resources and that angling opportunities are maintained and promoted.
The SFI depends on membership fees and contributions from anglers and the many businesses that serve and benefit from them.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? AS A MEMBER, YOUR SUPPORT WILL ENSURE:
Consistent, effective, trusted lobbying efforts with both Federal and Provincial Governments. Access to the decision makers that matter because we know the fishery.
Representation of your needs in the development of fishery management plans.
The needs of the angling community are represented to Transport Canada.
Legal representation in areas that matter to you such as quota based halibut management and priority access to chinook & coho.
Fostering and supporting increased accuracy and efficiency of catch accounting. Understanding our catch and sustainable practices are the only path to a vibrant sport fishing future. No data means no fishing!
Education, outreach and increasing awareness of the value of our sport to the public and government.
World leadership in guide and charter excellence through certification.
The integration of connectivity and technology into your fishing experience through the Fishing BC App.
Increased awareness of our fishery through a dedicated online trip planner. Bringing your business and our fishery to key markets.
Access to expert advice and opinion in all aspects of the fishery through our annual industry conference, and any time on the phone or by e-mail.
Access to medical and dental insurance, liability insurance designed for our industry, plus manufacturer and service provider discounts.