Ha'oom: Before slow food there was ha’oom, the simple and nourishing abundance of west coast waters provided by Nass, our creator.
The Nuu-chah-nulth are a fishing people. This means that fishing is more than a livelihood: it is a way of life intricately connected to our culture and place.
Generations of Nuu-chah-nulth fishers have lived, fished, and traded from the cool and clean waters of BC’s Pacific Coast. Today our generations are sharing our skill and bounty with a larger market through the T’aaq-wiihak fisheries. T’aaq-wiihak refers to the permission granted by Nuu-chah-nulth hἀwiiḥ, our hereditary chiefs. Our hἀwiiḥ have given permission for all Ha’oom Wild Seafood products to be carefully harvested from their territories. Our fishers meet Canada’s overall objectives for fisheries management, sustainably harvesting all Ha’oom Wild Seafood.
Before slow food there was ha’oom, the simple and nourishing abundance of west coast waters provided by Nass, our creator. In simple terms, ha'oom means food, or something good to eat.
The T'aaq-wiihak logo currently represents five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations: Ahousaht, Ehattesaht/Chinehkint, Hesquiaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Tla-o-qui-aht.
Funding support provided, in part, by the BC Government’s Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture. The BC Ministry of Agriculture is committed to working with industry partners. Opinions expressed on this website are those of Ha’oom and not necessarily those of the BC Ministry of Agriculture or the Investment Agriculture Foundation.
Recommended by the Vancouver Aquarium as ocean- friendly.