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collaborative management

West Coast Aquatic

#7–5440 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T7
(250) 724–3600

West Coast Aquatic operates within Nuu-chah-nulth ha-houlthee (territory), which stretches along approximately 300 kilometres of the west coast of Vancouver Island; from Brooks Peninsula, north of Kyuquot, to Sheringham Point, south of Port Renfrew, and bordered inland by the height of land along watersheds dividing Vancouver Island and to the territorial offshore limit.

Our offices and the Aquarium & Stewardship Centre are located at the Harbour Quay in Port Alberni.

Contact Our Staff

Tawney Lem


Management Association

Executive Director

tawney [at]

Marc LaBrie


Management Association

Director of Development

marc [at]

Sheena Falconer


Alberni Aquarium

Managing Director, Stewardship

sheena [at]

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.