Food Fish Distribution begins

The fishers for Huu-ay-aht First Nations are out on the water and the first food fish distribution will take place on Friday.

Citizens are asked to check the schedule and make sure they come by to get their food fish. The first distribution will be sockeye to Port Alberni and halibut to Nanaimo and Parksville on Friday, July 8. Following that, Vancouver, Victoria and Duncan will receive halibut and Nanaimo and Parksville will receive sockeye on Tuesday, July 12. Please check the full schedule for dates, times, and locations.

The halibut will be processed and packaged as fillets, and each citizen will receive 16 pounds. The sockeye will be whole, with each citizen receiving 10 fish. Please bring something to transport it in, as none will be supplied at the distribution site.

If you cannot pick up your own fish, please fill out a food fish release form, available at . Exceptions will not be made under any circumstance.

Please ensure your contact information is up to date. This can be done online at .

Other distribution dates will be set in the future, please continue to watch social media and the website for updates. Calls will be made once details are known.

Chinook and Coho distribution dates will be announced at a later time in July.

The following are the dates, times and locations:

Friday, July 8

Port Alberni –Sockeye
Elders Distribution: 12:30-2:30 pm
General Distribution 3-5:30 pm
Dry Creek Park – Fourth Ave, beside Port Alberni Friendship Center

Nanaimo  – Halibut
General Distribution: 2:30-4:30 pm
Howard Johnson Hotel
1 Terminal Ave.

Parksville  – Halibut
Ernest Jack’s Residence – 5:30-6:30 pm
140 Stanford Ave.

Halibut, Tuesday, July 12

Vancouver – 2-4 pm
Vancouver Mother Centre
2019 Dundas St

Victoria – 2-4 pm
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
231 Regina Ave., Saanich

Duncan – 5:30-7:30 pm
Quw’utsun Cultural Centre
200 Cowachin Way

Sockeye, Tuesday, July 12

Nanaimo – 2-4
Howard Johnson Hotel
1 Terminal Ave.

Parksville – 5:30-6:30 pm
Ernest Jack’s Residence
140 Stanford Ave.