Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP is a First Nation owned seafood enterprise that operates on Vancouver Island’s pristine West Coast. Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood offers planning and management support to our Nations and their community members in various aspects of fisheries and aquaculture.

A sustainable seafood business with seafood access through licenses and quota, Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood also provides seafood development guidance and training opportunities to its membership. In November 2015, five of the Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Nations purchased majority share in Nanaimo’s St. Jean’s Smokehouse and Cannery. This strategic initiative provided Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Nations processing, sales and marketing capacity. Building on this venture, Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood is currently developing an authentic Aboriginal branded seafood product line.

Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood coordinates expertise and facilitates access to funding for our Nations to complete feasibility studies and business plans. We pursue industry and processing partnerships, seafood sales, vessel purchases, and aquaculture ventures. We access a variety of funding opportunities to facilitate specific training initiatives. Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood maintains a database of deckhands and vessel owners to assist with employment matching.

Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood is leading by example for many Aboriginal communities interested in seafood harvesting and production. To learn more or discuss potential business and partnership opportunities, contact us at


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LIV: St. Jean’s Cannery thriving with Nuu-chah-nulth owners

It’s been smooth sailing since the NCN Cannery Corporation, owned by a group from Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations, joined St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse last year as the company’s majority shareholder.