Ca̓ʔinwa Gooseneck Barnacles

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Ca̓ʔinwa Gooseneck Barnacles

Known as ca̓ʔinwa to Nuu-chah-nulth people, the gooseneck barnacle is a traditional delicacy that grows on the exposed coast of Vancouver Island

 

 Harvesting gooseneck barnacles requires training and skill. The best barnacles live on rocks close to the water in areas of high wave action. They are only accessible during the lowest of tides.

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Harvesting gooseneck barnacles requires training and skill. The best barnacles live on rocks close to the water in areas of high wave action. They are only accessible during the lowest of tides.

 Nuu-chah-nulth harvesters choose our barnacles carefully, removing them from surrounding marine life and leaving the mussel beds beneath.

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Nuu-chah-nulth harvesters choose our barnacles carefully, removing them from surrounding marine life and leaving the mussel beds beneath.

 Only a small percentage of barnacles on any given rock are just right for harvesting. Nuu-chah-nulth gooseneck barnacles are the only North American gooseneck barnacles currently on the market.

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Only a small percentage of barnacles on any given rock are just right for harvesting. Nuu-chah-nulth gooseneck barnacles are the only North American gooseneck barnacles currently on the market.

 Sustainability is key to a successful, long-term fishery. For this reason, our fishers are closely involved in managing the harvest.

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Sustainability is key to a successful, long-term fishery. For this reason, our fishers are closely involved in managing the harvest.

 Nuu-chah-nulth people have a word for the way everything is interconnected: hišukiš c̓awak (literally, everything is one). We invite you to share in the experience.

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Nuu-chah-nulth people have a word for the way everything is interconnected: hišukiš c̓awak (literally, everything is one). We invite you to share in the experience.