VIDEO: Bella Bella’s Revitalized Fish Plant

Recently reopened, the processing centre taps into the coastal abundance and hints at a resilient future. A report on the future of BC's Enduring Central Coast.

Take a tour of the N’usi fish processing plant. Video by Stephanie Brown and Kai Nagata.


Recently re-opened, the N’usi Fish processing plant featured in the above video is just one of the strategies the Heiltsuk Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is using to guide the Heiltsuk toward a more prosperous future, one focused as much on family, community and the environment as profits.

Once dedicated solely to processing brief runs of salmon, the plant is being retooled under HEDC ownership to handle a wider range of sea products, from sea cucumbers to farmed scallops, in hope of turning it into a 12-month business.

To find out more about the HEDC and the compassionate way the Heiltsuk are navigating their way into the modern economy, see today’s companion story, On BC’s Central Coast, the Way Forward.

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