Pacheedaht Fishing Corporation currently is responsible for a number of business holdings including fishing licences and quotas, a community fishing vessel “Deltaga” and we own and operate our fish plant in Port Renfrew. We have a partnership with SalPac Fisheries LP with Snuneymuxw First Nation and are in co-management agreements with DFO, as well as being involved in the modern treaty process.
We contract out our groundfish operations and we lease out some licenses to generate revenue, if the licenses are not being fished by our own members. We process all of our local commercial harvest in the community fish processing plant, and do custom processing for the local recreational fishery. We also own and operate a mobile fish stand, complete with freezers, live tanks and even a commercial steamer we use to supply fresh cooked crabs in-season. The highlight of our plant is the smokery where our smoke-master Nick Orton (formerly Sointula Wild Seafoods and Smokehouse) impresses our clients with his no-nonsense organic ingredients and his unique products and flavors that are inspired by our own smokehouse traditions.
Pacheedaht leases the Port Renfrew Community dock in Port Renfrew and contracts with the Pacific Salmon Commission to unload and purchase test caught salmon there that generate data used to inform salmon fisheries management throughout the south coast. It is also the source of our small but sustainably caught salmon sourced for our fish plant. That is why we have salmon available for market when many other fisheries around the coast are shut down.