An unexpected outcome of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement

“Prince  Rupert produces some of the most iconic seafood in the world,” Coastal  First Nations — an alliance of nine nations on B.C.’s central and north  coast — started exploring the viability of shellfish aquaculture in the region in 2003, testing various species including oysters and geoducks.  In 2013, the nations formed Coastal Shellfish, with Metlakatla First  Nation as the majority owner, and started producing scallops.  Three-quarters of employees are Indigenous. The decision to focus on scallops was based on sustainability, Uehara said.  Scallops are filter feeders, so farming them in the ocean means they  clean the water while they grow. (we like that!) >click to read< 10:56

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