The MDFG has a recently refurbished 34 foot Albion fishing vessel – the M.V. Karen Naomi.  We are looking for proposals from qualified individuals interested in either leasing it for commercial purposes and/or skippering and maintaining the vessel for FSC access for Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw membership.

The vessel is fully equipped for live marine fishing: 8,000 lb live tanks, electric fishing reels, new gillnet drum, rollers, electronic monitoring equipment, completely rewired with a new hydraulic system, rebuilt motor 471 GM diesel with refurbished interior.  The M.V. Karen Naomi is currently C licenced.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Written proposals should contain the following information for evaluation (please include as much detail as possible) :

  • Applicant name and contact information, including where the boat is proposed to be moored.
  • Description of the experience of the applicant – years fished, marine certifications etc. (It should be noted that all skippers and crew must have valid and current documents from Transport Canada)
  • Description of the applicant’s readiness and ability to harvest within the current fishing season if their interest is commercial.
  • 2 References regarding dependability and track record in similar arrangements.

Interested parties should contact the MDFG prior to submitting a detailed proposal to learn further details of this opportunity.

Deadline for applications: November 9, 2018

Please contact Melissa Willie @ 250-202-3890, or by email at