Kitasoo Seafoods LP has been operating since 1986 managing and/or fishing several wild seafood commercial fishing licenses. The mission of Kitasoo Seafoods is to create quality employment opportunities for the community and has an agreement with Marine Harvest Canada that ensures the fish processing plant and fish farms employ a vast majority of locals. Kitasoo Seafoods Works cooperatively with CCCFA with other First Nations in Central coast on a fishing company that manages some commercial fishing licenses. Kitasoo Seafoods is the largest employer in Klemtu, providing jobs from approximately 50 community members.
Kitasoo Seafoods has two separately registered processing plants in Klemtu. The first processes farmed salmon from the six farm sites in Kitasoo/Xai’xais territory and provides full time employment for 6-9 months of the year. The second plant processes wild seafoods, currently sea cucumber and herring roe on kelp.
There are two fishing vessels owned and operated by Kitasoo Seafoods: Island Joye I, and Western Princess. Western Pacific is a joint venture with Canadian Fishing Company and fishes wild salmon and herring, while Island Joye I and Western Princess are 100% owned and operated by Kitasoo Seafoods and pack salmon from farm sites to the fish processing plant in Klemtu.
Kitasoo Seafoods is always looking for more employees.
Contact 250-839-1193 for more information.