From alpine to ocean, through community-based management, planning and stewardship, we promote the conservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

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Coastal Strategy

A long term vision by over 700 authors


Habitat restoration, species enhancement, protection, and education

Alberni Aquarium & Stewardship Centre

Creating connections to conservation

Collaborative Management

Multi-sector, consensus-based
decision making

Marine Ecosystem Reference Guide

Integrated knowledge supporting
ecosystem-based management


Join us in contributing to vibrant communities, prosperous economies, and sustainable aquatic resources on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.


State-of-the-art Boardroom Rental and Meeting Facilitation are just a few of the services we offer.

West Coast Webcams

Port Alberni and Tofino by the second. West Coast Aquatic's webcams have been live since 2012!

Topical Issues

Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is hosting consultations through Dec. 15, 2017 on the Draft Plan. What are your priorities for Assessment and Integrated Planning? To provide feedback online, click here to visit the DFO website.

Or, attend the next Vancouver Island public Open House: Nov. 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Tseshaht Administration Building in Port Alberni.

West Coast Aquatic seeks to produce innovative solutions to coastal concerns, and strengthen the understanding and relationships between parties that share a common interest in the health and wealth of aquatic resources, businesses, and communities. West Coast Aquatic is comprised of: a collaborative governance board that brings together governments, key sectors and communities to develop consensus-based outcomes for marine resources on the West Coast of Vancouver Island; a management association that provides technical and administrative support to the activities of the governance board; and a charitable organization that administers stewardship activities.