Partner Nations

Ditidaht First Nation

Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Uchucklesaht Tribe Government

Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation Government

Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations

Board Of Directors


Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Corporation, the General Partner of Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership, has a skilled board of directors with wide-ranging knowledge and strong support from our Participating Nations. Their experience and expertise include: First Nations relations, communications, commercial fisheries, fisheries policy and management, business operations, licensing, fish buying and processing, fishery development, studies, plans, fish management, corporate and commercial law, governance, finance, mergers and acquisitions.


Trudy Warner
Indigenous relations, financial and project management.

Previous executive director for the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Trudy is an effective leader and communicator.


Larry Johnson
First Nations relations, communications, commercial fisheries.

President of NSDC, current Chair of Maa-nulth Fisheries Committee, former Huu-ay-aht Lands and Resource Manager and Pacific Halibut Commissioner.
Larry has been integral to the successful integration of First Nations and Western Resource Management Systems and brings a unique perspective to fisheries management issues.


John McLeod
Corporate and commercial law, finance, mergers and acquisitions.

Over 22 years’ experience, practicing in Victoria, BC, Vancouver, BC and London, England.
John is also our legal counsel and was involved in the acquisition of St Jean’s Smokehouse and Cannery.


Stuart Nelson
Independent business consultant offering specialized expertise to the west coast seafood industry, and generalized services to other business sectors.

Stuart is the principal of Nelson Bros Fisheries Ltd, a management consulting firm operating out of Surrey, British Columbia. Nelson Bros is remembered as a major fishing company from the 1920s through the 1960s, when it operated fishing vessels and processing plants throughout the BC and Alaskan coasts.


Lillian White

Former President and owner of Treen Safety (Worksafe) Inc. a company that provides safety solutions to various industries.  Prior to that, she was Vice President of Finance for Gordon Foodservice for 35 years. She received her CGA designation in the 1983 and currently retains her CPA designation.  She is a graduate of the ICD (Institute of Corporate Directors and is past Chair of BC Assessment Corporation (2003-2009).  She has served on the Boards of Royal BC Museum Columbia Power Corporation (2009-2020) and Worksafe BC (2014 – 2020)  where as the Employer Representative, she Co-Chaired the Policy Committee and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.   In January 2020 she was appointed to the Board of Embers Staffing Solutions. 




Andy Olson 

Andy has 18 years of experience in fisheries work with a focus on working with First Nations governments and economic development enterprises. Andy’s skill set includes fisheries development work, negotiation, natural resource management, collaboration, protection of species, and habitats, and sustainable development.


Kathy Happynook
Fisheries Manager

Kathy has been with NSLP since 2006. Playing an integral role in the creation and organization of each affiliated company, Kathy has become instrumental to the organization. The backbone of the team, she has a vast experience in funding applications, licencing and reporting requirements, developing and organizing training programs for community members, project management and managing financial accounts. Kathy was an essential team member during the purchase of St. Jean’s Smokehouse and Cannery and provided expertise in logistics and human resources during the transition of ownership. Kathy also manages the NSLP fishing licences and quotas. The face of NSLP, Kathy has built positive relationships with our Participating Nations and community members.

Kathy retired as General Manager in 2022 but continues to manage NSLP’s fishing licenses and quotas and continues to offer fisheries support.


Julia Oscarson

A local resident of Port Alberni, Julia started her new position as administrator on October 1, 2021. Along with Julia’s skills in office administration, she has vast experience in business management, social media management and advertising.  Julia will also expand her role with NSLP in fisheries management and Gratitude Seafood brand awareness.

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