The Organizations

The following organizations have had direct involvement in Marine Matter projects over the past few years – the sustained efforts of these and other organizations over many more years continues to facilitate increasing awareness and stewardship of the ocean around the Islands.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pat Fairweather, Community Advisor
PO Box 99
Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0

Phone • (250) 559-4413
Fax • (250) 559-4678
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The Gowgaia Institute
The purpose of the Gowgaia Institute is to promote sustainability,
which means a lasting and diversified economy, prosperous communities, and a healthy, productive environment. It also means that whatever we enjoy on the Islands today should be here in equal measure and equal value for the generations that come after ours.

Leslie Johnson, Adminsitrator
PO Box 638
Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0

Phone • (250) 559-4133
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Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
Terrie Dionne
External Relations Manager
PO Box 37
Queen Charlotte City, BC V0T 1S0

Phone • (250) 559-8818
Fax • (250) 559-8366
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Gwaii Trust Society
The mission of the Gwaii Trust Society is to enhance environmentally sustainable social and economic benefits to Haida Gawii/Queen Charlotte Islands through the use of the fund.

Errol Winter
Executive Director/Managing Administrator
PO Box 588,
162 Raven Ave,
Old Massett, BC V0T 1M0

Toll-free Ph • 1-800-663-2388
Phone • (250) 626-3654
Fax • (250) 626-3261
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Haida Fisheries Program
The Haida Fisheries Program mandate is to take a lead role in the development of fisheries policy and management affecting Haida Gwaii, consider all fisheries and marine issues, and provide advice to the Council of the Haida Nation about political or other actions. 

PO Box 98
Skidegate, BC V0T 1S0

Phone • (250) 559-8945
Fax • (250) 559-8951
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Haida Gwaii Marine Stewardship Group
The Haida Gwaii Marine Stewardship Group (formally known as the Haida Gwaii Abalone Stewards) are community and conservation organizations, individuals and government agencies striving to ensure the survival of northern abalone and other marine species at risk around Haida Gwaii.

The Haida Gwaii Marine Stewardship Group is composed of: the Council of the Haida Nation (Haida Fisheries Program), Laskeek Bay Conservation Society, WWF-Canada, Skidegate Band Council, Old Massett Village Council, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada. 

Massett Haida Fisheries office
PO Box 87
Massett, BC V0T 1M0
Phone • (250) 626-3302
Fax • (250) 626-3309

Skidegate Haida Fisheries office
PO Box 98
Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Phone • (250) 559-8945
Fax • (250) 559-8951

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Living Oceans Society
The Living Oceans Society is a non-profit research and public education organization. We are committed to conserving marine biological diversity, in order to ensure a healthy ocean and healthy coastal communities.

  • Researching how humans are impacting the ocean.
  • Researching new and innovative ways of managing the ocean and marine resources, with the goal of conserving marine biological diversity.
  • Increasing public awareness about the ocean, and its importance to humans and human health.
  • Sharing research results through presentations, publications, workshops, conferences, and meetings.

PO Box 320
Sointula, BC V0N 3E0

Phone • (250) 973-6580  
Fax • (250) 973-6581
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Royal British Columbia Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

Toll Free Phone • 1 (888) 447-7977
Phone • (250) 356-7226
Fax • (250) 387-5674
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Founded in 1967, WWF-Canada (World Wildlife Fund Canada) has become one of the country's leading conservation organizations, receiving the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians. As a member of the WWF Global network, we actively contribute to the achievement of the organization's mission: To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:  

  • conserving the world's biological diversity,
  • ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, 
  • promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Mike Ambach, Pacific Region Program Director
#3 – 437 – 3rd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L6

Phone • (250) 624-3705
Fax • (250) 624-3725
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