Coastal Collaborative Sciences

Coastal Collaborative Sciences leads and collaborates on stewardship and research projects of importance to communities in the Greater Victoria area, with a focus on aquatic environments.

Through our work, we provide locally relevant environmental benefits and educational opportunities!

Our Vision:

Communities and ecosystems sustaining each other. 

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Our Mission:

To support and build equitable use and conservation of aquatic resources through education and research, while training early career stewards.



We utilize the talents of early career scientists, students and seasoned biologist to lead and collaborate on research, monitoring and restoration projects. 

Research and Stewardship

Native Olympia Oysters

The Olympia oyster is BC’s only native oyster species and is a species of “Special Concern” in Canada. We have been working with the Gorge Waterway population since 2009 through a combination of monitoring, evaluation, education and habitat improvements.

Herring Watch

We collaborate with local companies and citizens to monitor herring in all life stages, improving our understanding of how the Lekwungen herring use our waterways and build restoration strategies.


We created the Portage Inlet Cutthroat Initiative (PICI, pronounced “peachy”) with Mick Collins of the Victoria Golden Rods and Reels in late 2018 to restore the little-known glory of Portage Inlet sea-run cutthroat trout.

Support local stewardship and tomorrow’s top scientists! 

Coastal Collaborative Sciences is a Division of World Fisheries Trust, an environmental non-profit organization and registered charity (#89225 2131 RR0001) active in the Victoria region since 1995.

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