Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising nonprofit whose purpose is to build the conservation economy. We work at the intersection of conservation and community economic development promoting innovation and providing services for communities, First Nations and enterprises to green and grow their local economies.
Because the fishing industry is a key economic driver in coastal B.C. we have worked extensively with fishing enterprises, fishing associations and departmental ministries to conduct research, provide training, deliver monitoring services, create decision-support tools, and support marketing and sales efforts. Our fisheries team is respected in both NGO and industry circles for their approach and integrity.
Ecotrust Canada maintains a staffed office in Prince Rupert that is directly involved with the commercial fishing fleet both through the provision of monitoring/observing programs and through community-based fisheries business planning.