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Fish Traps
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Fish Trap Video​​ by Fox and Bee Media
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For more informatin about the traps, check out Project Watershed's site:

THE COMOX HARBOUR FISH TRAP COMPLEX
A LARGE-SCALE, TECHNOLOGICALLY SOPHISTICATED INTERTIDAL FISHERY FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA

The information on this page comes from Comox Valley Archaeologists Nancy Greene and David McGee view their full report here.

Results of highly detailed mapping and radiocarbon dating at a vast and largely unknown intertidal fish trap complex indicate a large-scale, technologically sophisticated Aboriginal trap fishery operated at Comox Harbour, Vancouver Island, British Columbia between about 1,300 and 100 years ago...










AbEd fish trap visit with Nancy Green.JPGPre-Teaching Lessons

Lesson 1: Lesson 1 Fish Trap Pre-Teaching.pdf OrLesson 1 Fish Trap Pre-Teaching.docx

​​Supporting Materials:  

1. Fishing Thinking Sheet.pdf

2. K'omoks Estuary Speaks - for video see above or click here​

3. Diagram of Fish Trap: Fish-Traps-Diagram.jpg

Lesson 2:Lesson 2 Fish Trap Pre-Teaching.pdf Or Lesson 2 Fish Trap Pre-Teaching.docx

​​Supporting Materials:  

1. Boxing Strategy Fish trap.pdf or Boxing Strategy Fish trap.pub

2. Fishing Trap Experience- for video see above or click here​.

3. Fish Trap Overview August 30 2017.pdf

4. K'omoks Estuary: A Cultural and Archeological Treasure video - see below




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A Visit to the Comox Harbour and Fish Traps ​Lesson

Fish Trap lesson.pub  OR Fish Trap lesson.pdf


Tour Talking Points

  Fish Trap Tour Topic Points.docx OR Fish Trap Tour Topic Points Nov 2017.pdf


A reflection on that visit example...

Fish Trap Reflection.pub  OR Fish Trap Reflection.pdf



Some background information: 

Fish Trap Overview August 30 2017.pdf

Nancy Greene, Archeologist:

Stephen Hume: Archeology student publishes paper on ancient, industrial-scale First nations Fishery


Understanding Aboriginal Fisheries In British Columbia  website from Indigenous Foundations UBC​...

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Includes:

 Fishing Since Time Immemorial, Coast Salish Harvesting Methods, The introduction of canneries and a wage-based economy,The creation of an Aboriginal “food fishery”, Aboriginal fisheries in the courts: Sparrow, Van der Peet, and other legal challenges, Not a “race-based” fishery.


The K'omoks​ Estuary Speaks

 

Kus-Kus-Um - Unpave Paradise Project

by Jessica Speck - a journey spearheaded by project Watershed to restore the old Fields Sawmill site back it nature to help preserve the Comox Valley estuary and it's diverse eco-system.

 

K'omoks Estuary: A Cultural and Archealogicial Treasure