The Central Coast First Nations have practiced forms of aquaculture for thousands of years, including shellfish gardens that were owned and managed by families, and salmon habitat management and enhancement practices that were the property of extended family groups.

CCIRA Nations are very receptive to shellfish and aquatic plant aquaculture development.

We believe it offers a sustainable economic development opportunity that aligns with our goals for a conservation economy in our territories.

An aquaculture setup with a seaugull perched upon it
Photo Credit: Julie Carpenter