Abalone Odyssey

Abalone Odyssey

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Abalone Odyssey chronicles a community stewardship project on Vancouver Island's outer coast that couples First Nations wisdom with western science to revive the threatened population of the pinto abalone. Filmmaker Simon Schneider meets the project's enthusiastic participants-hereditary chiefs of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation, ecologists and educators at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre, and members of the Bamfield community. All throw their whole-hearted support into the ambitious Bamfield Huu-ay-aht Community Abalone Project, or BHCAP, in an effort to restore depleted stocks of this sub-tidal creature to Barkley Sound's once-thriving marine landscape.

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