Over 6,000 cans of untamed Pacific Albacore Tuna have been donated to native meals banks and faculties round Vancouver Island and greater than $100,000 has been raised to safeguard wild salmon in Clayoquot Sound
Tofino, BC – credit score Tofino Resort + Marina & Jeremy Koreski
Cans of Pacific Albacore Tuna prepared for distribution – credit score Tofino Resort + Marina
Tofino, BC, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tofino Resort + Marina is proud to announce the distribution of over 6,000 cans of native, individually caught Pacific Albacore Tuna to meals banks and communities-in-need throughout Vancouver Island, in partnership with St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse, the Clayoquot Biosphere Belief and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.
“As certainly one of Canada’s final unique canneries and seafood processors, we’re joyful to have contributed to this donation,” mentioned Steve Hughes, president of St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse. “We’re thrilled to be part of the West Coast expertise and supply prime quality native seafood to these in want.”
The initiative comes because of Tofino Resort + Marina’s Race for the Blue, Western Canada’s annual Pacific Albacore Tuna event specializing in an thrilling and sustainable fishery in BC’s not often visited offshore paradise. For the primary time final yr, contributors had the chance to donate their tuna caught on the Thursday of the weeklong event to this initiative – now generally known as Grateful Thursday. Consequently, greater than 5,000 lbs of hand-packed tuna has been canned and distributed the place it’s most wanted within the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere area: native meals banks, faculty meal packages, seniors and elders, emergency meals packages and communities with decreased meals entry.
Figuring out locations of want and coordinating distribution is much simpler mentioned than achieved in a area with a number of communities which can be extremely remoted, solely accessible by gravel forestry roads or by boat. Tofino Resort + Marina teamed up with the area’s group basis, the Clayoquot Biosphere Belief, to make sure the cans had been acquired by these in want. With connections in all regional communities and an in depth working relationship with native meals distributor Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild, the Clayoquot Biosphere Belief was the right associate.
“The Clayoquot Biosphere Belief is dedicated to conservation and sustainable growth,” says Clayoquot Biosphere Belief Govt Director, Rebecca Hurwitz. “Tofino Resort + Marina has confirmed to be a devoted associate through the use of their strengths to assist the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Area.”
The tuna distribution isn’t Tofino Resort + Marina’s solely collaboration with the Clayoquot Biosphere Belief. In 2019, the resort took Fish for the Future – its annual catch-and-release, family-focused fishing occasion – and turned it into the Fish for the Future Fund, a donor-advised endowment fund at Clayoquot Biosphere Belief geared toward safeguarding wild salmon in Clayoquot Sound. 100% of all event income, greenback for greenback, now helps wild salmon safety and analysis tasks. In partnership with the Clayoquot Biosphere Belief, Tofino Resort + Marina continues to lift income alongside company who contribute 1% of all resort and restaurant purchases to the endowment fund which is distributed to keystone tasks like Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society and Clayoquot Salmon Roundtable. Thus far, after establishing the fund and the charitable community it helps, the resort has raised over $100,000.
“At Tofino Resort + Marina we’re impressed by journey, and that journey couldn’t exist with out the safety and respect of our distinctive surroundings,” says Tofino Resort + Marina President and Companion Willie Mitchell. “We’re passionate with a objective – as we be taught and develop as a enterprise our impression on the group stays high of thoughts. Incorporating significant methods to present again into our signature occasions like Race for the Blue and Fish for the Future is a no brainer.”
Fish for the Future returns September 3-5, 2021, adopted by Race for the Blue September 10-18, 2021. Extra data will likely be introduced within the coming months – observe alongside at @tofinomarina and @racefortheblue for the newest updates. For extra data on Tofino Resort + Marina’s involvement in the neighborhood and to be taught how one can assist go to: tofinoresortandmarina.com/group.
About Tofino Resort + Marina
Journey seekers coming to battle the waves, foodies drawn to the distinctive tastes of Tofino’s unbelievable culinary scene and ocean lovers in search of a hip residence base – Tofino Resort + Marina is the right place to expertise the spirit of the wild, west coast. Impressed by journey, Tofino Resort + Marina is the one full-service resort located on the inlet, and is only a brief stroll from Tofino’s artisan boutiques, surf outlets and Pacific flavours of this ruggedly refined ocean-side group. Expertise the on-site Marine Journey Centre, providing ocean excursions that take travellers past the tip of the street. Indulge at signature restaurant 1909 Kitchen showcasing substances sourced and foraged from Tofino’s ocean, shoreline and forests, and luxuriate in West Coast rustic design and attractive meals and drinks at The Hatch Waterfront Pub. Residence to Tofino’s largest non-public marina with 58 slips and area to moor vessels of as much as 130 toes, plus Tofino’s solely waterfront health centre, Tuff Match.
Concerning the Clayoquot Biosphere Belief
The Clayoquot Biosphere Belief is a registered charity primarily based on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Established in 2000, the Clayoquot Biosphere Belief is the one group in Canada that’s each a group basis and a UNESCO biosphere reserve. We pair this spirit of group with the facility of a world presence to carry extra individuals collectively for a shared understanding. We’re certainly one of 1,800 group foundations worldwide implementing United Nations’ objectives to cut back poverty, finish starvation, guarantee high quality training and defend the surroundings. The Clayoquot Biosphere Belief additionally oversees the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Area, certainly one of Canada’s 18 UNESCO biosphere reserves, and sustainability is on the coronary heart of all the things we do. Our crew works to strengthen the event of all residents, communities and the ecosystems on which all of us rely, for a future we will all be happy with.
About St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse Ltd.
St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse Ltd. is a majority first nation-owned seafood processor offering customized providers and merchandise to sport fishers and shoppers. Established in 1961 in Nanaimo, BC, it’s now one of many final devoted seafood canneries in Western Canada. Discover Raincoast Buying and selling seafood and Wholesome Shores Pet Meals in retail areas. St. Jean’s merchandise can be found for supply on their web site.
CONTACT: Annabel Hawksworth Hawksworth Communications | Tofino Resort + Marina 604.609.6678 email@example.com