525 Head Street Victoria, BC, V9A 5S1 Canada
Established in 1978 and headquartered in Victoria BC, our team of experts work with clients around the world to develop and implement sustainable practices for marine resource management by providing an objective, third-party approach that meets the needs of all stakeholders.
Archipelago is the industry leader in fisheries electronic monitoring. We pioneered the use of EM for commercial fisheries in 1999 and have implemented over 40 EM projects across a range of fisheries, geographies, and monitoring objectives including bycatch mitigation, catch accounting, and protected species interactions. Based on 20+ years of experience, Archipelago understands the challenges facing today’s fishing industry, and we know how to design and deliver cost-effective solutions for industry and regulators alike.LEARN MORE
As Western Canada’s largest and longest running observer-services company, Archipelago has trained and provided certified fisheries observers for domestic and international vessels since 1985. At–sea observers enable commercial fisheries to monitor compliance with regulations, while supporting in–season management, stock assessment, and scientific research initiatives.LEARN MORE
Independent verification of landed catch is key to the sustainability of commercial fisheries. Since 1989, Archipelago has helped fisheries regulators to establish management standards, while providing trained and certified dockside observers to assist with data collection, validation, and the integration of new technologies.LEARN MORE
With nearly 40 years experience serving British Columbia coastal communities, the team at Archipelago brings a practical perspective to all applications; finding the balance between development, community, and marine habitat needs. Archipelago’s varied coastal planning portfolio includes residential properties, marine terminals, industrial export facilities, naval berths, ports, and harbours.LEARN MORE
As part of a sustainable development strategy, Archipelago can monitor the marine environment before, during, and after construction activities to help minimize disruption to marine habitats and species. Archipelago also offers long-term marine monitoring services to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation and compensation strategies, measure environmental change, and assess ecosystem health.LEARN MORE
Archipelago conducts marine assessment services based on sound biophysical and fisheries resource inventory information. To assist with surveys and research, Archipelago has developed a range of innovative tools (including standard classification methods for nearshore inventory) that have proven invaluable in numerous environmental assessment and planning applications for nearshore and offshore development projects.LEARN MORE
COASTAL PLANNING & DESIGN
#5-7053 Market Street (POB 1592) Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0 Canada
From its headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Archipelago oversees regional offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and at each of BC’s busiest fishing ports.