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Our Mission

World Fisheries Trust, created in 1995, is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic biodiversity.


World Fisheries Trust acts locally and globally, using a multidisciplinary approach to match solutions to problems; not problems to solutions.

The organization is not an activist group, but rather works as an honest broker with all points of view and creditable scientific evidence. We do scientific and social research, contribute to policy development and work on field implementation of solutions. Our particular expertise includes bridging the divide between technical solutions and societal realities, including tools for enhancing community engagement, public awareness, and societal equity.

In Canada, we focus on environmental education through a wide range of initiatives including the Seaquaria Ocean Education Program, mobile Seaquarium displays and touch tanks, educational programming, the Gorge Waterway Nature House and community-based aquatic ecosystem research.

The combination of local and international projects provides unique insights for this work, as well as providing a conduit between Canadian and international partners.

What People Are Saying

"As educational partners and exemplary community role models, the WFT supplements our capacity to provide exciting hands on resources and complements our efforts to raise conscientious stewards of the environment."

— Travis Richey, Teacher-Librarian at School District 61, Victoria, BC

"This program was fabulous!! Museum quality! My students learned so much and now all want to be scientists of marine animals."

— Jean Hollingworth, Kindergarten teacher, Victoria, BC

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