How much you know about Pacific herring? Salmon may be the first fish to leap to mind when you consider BC waters, but herring also play an integral role in the ecology and culture of the West Coast.
Pacific Herring – Past, Present and Future, is a newly launched website created by Simon Fraser University archaeologist Dana Lepofsky and multimedia consultant Mark Wunsch. The site is a educational platform exploring the historical significance of herring as a First Nations food fish, its once-significant role in commercial fisheries and what the future may hold.
Intrigued? Come to the Cannery and check out our herring reduction plant to learn about the impact of the industry on today’s stocks.