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, Meeting Facilitation, and Financial Administration are just a few of the services we offer.

News & Events

West Coast Aquatic takes its message to the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto (World Slow Food Conference) in Turin, Italy — part of Slow Fish in Action September 23  and Our Waterways September 25

October 31 : Pacific Salmon Treaty Forum 10-3, 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.