Shellfish & Fisheries Project
Recipient: Haisla Fisheries Commission
Sectors: Capacity Building
Strategy: Tourism-Recreational Infrastructure
Description: Kitamaat Village Council and Haisla Fisheries Commission have established shellfish test sites with the intention of developing a shellfish business in the area. Due to the high salinity of the Douglas Channel, the sites must be located many miles from Kitamaat. The purpose of this project was to construct two additional rafts and purchase some necessary equipment for the project, including a suitable boat with which to safely access the experimental plots. Aside from safety, this project linked to economic development by making it possible for Haisla to compete for a variety of employment opportunities in the Kitamaat area, including research, fishery and forestry contracts.