Expedition #4 - Ahousaht: West Coast Cultural Experience Cohort

Words & Photos from Xavier M.

At the Ahousaht : West Coast Cultural Experience cohort, we went fishing for halibut with our cohort leads, as well, we were very lucky to have Mr. Jackson join us to act as a naturalist tour guide. We had a lot of fun learning about fishing patterns and how to find out where the fish are using the machinery. Mr. Jackson was able to add many details about the local west coast geography and wild life as we toured along the Oak Bay beachfront.

Our fishing guide for the day was Captain King, who was very knowledgeable, as well as very fun.. He talked to us about conservation and how we can help protect our oceans and fisheries for the next generations. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to catch any halibut due to bad conditions but we still managed to catch a fair amount of crab and green-ling which we later filleted and cooked. For a lot of us it was our first time fishing which made it a really cool experience.

We look forward to coming together as a group during the next Expedition Day!