For more informatin about the traps, check out Project Watershed's site:
THE COMOX HARBOUR FISH TRAP COMPLEX
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...
A reflection on that visit example...
Some background information:
Nancy Greene, Archeologist:
Understanding Aboriginal Fisheries In British Columbia website from Indigenous Foundations UBC...
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.
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