k'awat'si Shellfish

Grown on the remote west coast, in the pristine waters and traditional territory of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation, k’awat’si Shellfish introduces the k’awat’si Scallop and the GwiGwi Oyster.

These are the Cold Water Treasures of British Columbia’s south central coast and Great Bear Rainforest region.

Our Products

Our farm site is perfectly situated for growing premium cold-water shellfish. Located in the protected area of the Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy, next to the strongest marine tidal rapids in the world, the site experiences a steady replenishing flow of cold, clean natural water from the open ocean and from pristine river-fed fjords.

Cold. Pristine. Clean.

…It’s like tasting fresh seafood for the first time.

GwiGwi Oysters

Named after the traditional Baќwam word for the oystercatcher bird, the GwiGwi oyster is the most northerly oyster in BC.

Nourished by cold natural waters from the land and sea, the GwiGwi oyster grows off of the rich organic nutrients of this pristine region, far away from populated areas.

GwiGwi oysters are perfect on the half-shell – the taste is delicate but firm in texture, exquisite and fresh and full of flavour.

k'awat'si Scallops (...coming soon!)

To achieve premium quality, we focus on growing healthy, robust scallops. We harvest only in optimal conditions so the meat stays fresh all the way from farm to table.

k’awat’si Scallops are remarkable for their sweetness, and they serve as an inspiring canvas for Chefs and foodies alike.

ќawat’si refers to the bentwood box that Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw families have used to house their treasures since time immemorial.

k’awat’si Shellfish is a member of the BC Shellfish Growers Association. Our products are certified as a sustainable choice by the Oceanwise Seafood Program.

Our Story

Our growing site is known to the local Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw people for its abundance of seafood resources. It has remained pristine and unchanged for thousands of years. Continuing our Indigenous seafood tradition, our shellfish are cultured in deep-water trays and are hand-harvested by a new generation of Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw.

We are committed to producing shellfish that are of the highest quality and the premium choice for sustainable seafood.

Members of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw are proud to raise such high quality BC shellfish and proud to supply them to discerning restaurants around the province.

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