This website gives you the information you need to work in careers related to the ocean.

Learn about jobs available on fish boats, in fish processing plants, or on fish and shellfish farms. Find out what training and education you need to get jobs in fisheries and oceans research, as well as managing fisheries and enforcing related laws.

Whether you are interested in getting a job now, starting your own business, or going to school before entering the workforce, this website gives you the tools you need to get started.

About the Manual

In 2006, the Uu-a-thluk Council of Ha’wiih (Hereditary Chiefs) from Nuu-chah-nulth Nations decided that attracting Nuu-chah-nulth youth to marine-based jobs and careers was an important priority for our communities. Located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in more than 20 different locations, Nuu-chah-nulth Nations have always been an ocean people. Yet changes and history have distanced us from our resources.

Working on behalf of the Council of Ha’wiih, Uu-a-thluk staff and contractors created Paddle Your Own ?’apac—first in print and now for the web—to show the many ways Nuu-chah-nulth can continue to make a living in and around the ocean. This resource is also available on CD ROM for Nuu-chah-nulth people without Internet access. To order your copy, please call 250-724-5757 and ask for Uu-a-thluk’s Capacity Building Coordinator or send an email to

Contact Info

For more information:

Uu-a-thluk / NTC Fisheries
P.O. Box 1383
Port Alberni, B.C.
V9Y 7M2
Phone: 250.724.5757
Fax: 250.724.2172