Halibut announcement

Huu-ay-aht First Nations regrets to inform citizens living in Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Parksville that we are unable to distribute any more halibut this season.

Regrettably, a number of problems occurred during the fishing season leading to the Nation being unable to catch its quota for the year. This left us without enough halibut to do the final distribution. We appreciate your patience and understanding concerning this matter, and we apologize for the inconvenience it has created.

Luckily, the Nation does have some frozen rockfish, cod and halibut that was harvested and processed in the fall, and we will be sharing this with the elders in these communities. Fortunately we have enough left to give each elder five pounds of frozen white fish.

Citizens in these communities will be receiving their coho/chinook next week on March 8 and 10 at the same time and location as their food box deliveries.

If you have any questions, please contact the Huu-ay-aht goverment office at 1-888-644-4555 or 250-723-0100.

Sockeye distribution starts on Tuesday, June 30th

Get ready for our sockeye distribution tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30th. We have a lot of fish and two teams ready to distribute to multiple places.

  • Port Alberni: elders will be served 9am-12pm, other citizens 1-3pm at Dry Creek Park. A second distribution day will be announced soon.
  • Victoria: 1-3pm Friendship Centre (231 Regina Avenue Victoria).
  • Duncan: 4-5pm (The Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre).
  • Nanaimo: 6:30-8:30pm Howard Johnson Hotel (1 Terminal Avenue).
  • Parksville: It is unlikely that we have enough fish to distribute there today. If we do, you will get a call this afternoon.

Each person will receive five (5)  fresh, gutted sockeye. Please remember to bring your own bags or cooler!

Reminder: Let us know about address and phone number changes as soon as you can.

If you cannot make it, please fill the Fish Food Release Form (PDF) / Fish Food Release Form (.doc) out , save it or print it, and read the Distribution_Process_and_Rules