Wild Chinook Fisheries

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Wild Chinook Fisheries

Click through to learn more about our wild Chinook fisheries on the west coast of Vancouver Island. 

  Native to the Pacific Northwest,   suu   ḥ   aa   (Chinook salmon) is the largest species of the Pacific salmon. 

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Native to the Pacific Northwest, suuaa (Chinook salmon) is the largest species of the Pacific salmon. 

  Nuu-chah-nulth fishers harvest   suu   ḥ   aa   from small and medium-sized boats using hook- and-line gear. This gear type is less intensive and less stressful on fish than modern industrial fishing. 

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Nuu-chah-nulth fishers harvest suuaa from small and medium-sized boats using hook- and-line gear. This gear type is less intensive and less stressful on fish than modern industrial fishing. 

  All fishers carry a designation card and a permission document describing species, quantity, and conditions to fishing. 

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All fishers carry a designation card and a permission document describing species, quantity, and conditions to fishing. 

  Canada and First Nations monitor our fisheries for proper management and control. Our fishers follow proper food and safety regulations. 

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Canada and First Nations monitor our fisheries for proper management and control. Our fishers follow proper food and safety regulations. 

  Our fishers observe a code of environmental stewardship that works to preserve rather than deplete fisheries resources for future generations. 

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Our fishers observe a code of environmental stewardship that works to preserve rather than deplete fisheries resources for future generations. 

  Come and taste the bounty that has sustained us for millennia. 

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Come and taste the bounty that has sustained us for millennia.