T’aaq-wiihak Fishery

T’aaq-wiihak refers to fishing with permission of the Ha’wiih (hereditary chiefs). In 2009, the BC Supreme Court recognized the aboriginal rights of the five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations of Ahousaht, Ehattesaht/Chinehkint, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht (known as the Five Nations) to catch and sell all species traditionally harvested within their territories. Since that time, Canada and the Five Nations have been discussing ways to create economic fisheries that work for First Nations and coastal communities.

“Our hἀwiiḥ have given permission for all Ha’oom Wild Seafood products to be carefully harvested from their territories. Our fishers meet Canada’s overall objectives for fisheries management, sustainably harvesting all Ha’oom Wild Seafood”.