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.

Huu-ay-aht 2015 Food Fish Program requests for quotes

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations Government is soliciting bids for the harvest of:
1) Chinook and Coho – 8,000 pounds (dressed).
2) Halibut – 8,000 pounds (dressed).
3) Sockeye – 3,000 pieces (dressed).

Please submit a written bid describing all of the following:

– Name of individual or company submitting the bid
– Contact information (phone, email, and address)
– Vessel name, length, and description
– Name of captain and deckhand(s)
– Summary of fishing experience of captain and crew
– Huu-ay-aht First Nations or other First Nation Membership
– Price per pound

Fish will be unloaded into totes in Bamfield (Max 2 totes of halibut and 2 totes of salmon) and at Bornstein Seafoods in Ucluelet, or at another location as agreed to with the successful bidder in a signed contract.

Coordination and payment for ice, gear, and fuel is the sole responsibility of fishers.

Deadline to submit your bid is Monday May 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

For information and to submit bids, please contact:
Christine Gruman, HFN Manager of Natural Resources and Trade
Tel: 250 728-3414 Fax: 250 728-1222
E-mail: christine.g@huuayaht.org