How Can I Show Support for Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights?

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In 2009, the B.C. Supreme Court recognized the right of five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations to fish and sell fish. In 2011, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld that decision. Despite these judgements, Canada has yet to engage in meaningful negotiations with Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. Show your support for Nuu-chah-nulth Nations and their right to fish in accordance with the court decisions:


  • Share one of the buttons above via your social networks, blog, or email. You can also copy and paste one of the following codes directly into your website HTML:

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  • Write to Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea asking her to implement the Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights decision (also known as Ahousaht et al vs. Canada). Let her know that you support giving Fisheries and Oceans Canada a mandate to negotiate sustainable, community-based fisheries on the west coast of Vancouver Island. You can reach her at:

The Honourable Gail Shea
Minister, Fisheries and Oceans
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6
Telephone: (613) 992-3474
Fax: (613) 990-7292


  • Write to your local Member of Parliament (MP) and ask him/her to support implementing the Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights Decision. You can find a list of MPs here.
  • If you live in areas where the T’aaq-wiihak Fisheries are active (Tofino, Ucluelet, Gold River, Zeballos), ask your local restaurants, grocers, and fish markets to carry suuhaa (chinook salmon) and other products caught by Nuu-chah-nulth fishers. If they have questions, download this flyer and share it with them.
  • “Like” the T’aaq-wiihak Facebook page and the “Uu-a-thluk” website so your Facebook friends can learn more about Nuu-chah-nulth attempts to work with Canada towards a community-based fishery.
  • Read more about the court case and Nuu-chah-nulth struggles to create sustainable, community-based fisheries on our update page.

Klecko! Klecko!  Thank you for your support.

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