The Huu-ay-aht First Nation, along with the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and the community of Bamfield, have been working together since 2002 to revitalize the endangered pinto abalone. On his visit to Bamfield, Art meets with John Richards who shows him the hatchery where abalone are bred and raised from eggs to adults. Art meets with Larry Johnson, the Huu-ay-aht Economic Development Manager, who shares the nation’s vision for a sustainable fisheries within their territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The C Restaurant in Vancouver is the only business in BC where the pinto abalone is on the menu. As part of the pilot project to develop a commercial abalone market, the restaurant purchases the adult abalone from the Bamfield hatchery and serves them to their customers .
Earl Tulley is the Vice President of Din'e (pronounced de-neh) CARE (Citizens Against Ruining our Environment), a Navajo environmental organization that works with communities that are adversely affected by the energy industry. Din'e CARE operates in the Southwestern region of the USA, which has been ground zero for the uranium mining industry for close to 100 years.