Sustainable and Ethical Marine Harvesting

Fishing for tonight's dinner or for the year ahead, guiding others, or earning a living, are all paths that lead us to collect and bring findings home from local marine habitats.

This three-hour course will provide tools to assist you in self-evaluating your choices and behaviours in order to reduce harm and protect habitats and organisms. Prey choice, seasonality, and community pressures are all important considerations that hunters have used for generations to ensure their valued catches will be there for generations to come. If you are curious and excited about fish id tools, sustainable harvesting choices, and the life histories of the many organisms we love to eat, come join us!

Agenda:

At the Tofino Resort + Marina:

6 - 7                   What is sustainable harvesting? Biology & ecology, euthanasia, animal care, and tool cleanliness.

7 - 8                   Department of Fisheries & Oceans – licensing & legalities, open question period

8 - 9                    Traditional and current Nuu-chah-nulth harvesting practices and lessons - hišukniš c̓awaak (everything is one and interconnected) - Josh Charleson, Uu-a-thluk

Register through Eventbrite or contact Nicole at nicole@westcoastnest.org or 250-726-6508. Get your early bird ticket now or pay full price $40 after September 15th, 2019.

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