As a research company with more than 35 years experience in sustainable marine resource management, Archipelago offers a team of top industry consultants that can help you find sustainable, real-world solutions to sensitive fisheries and environmental challenges.
Gord oversees all aspects of Archipelago’s domestic and international operations. In his role as President he is also responsible for the Monitoring Technologies division where he has spent the last five years at Archipelago. He works closely with NGO’s, industry and Archipelago’s partners on all aspects of the business with the focus to deliver sustainable solutions within all our project work. Prior to joining Archipelago, Gord spent nearly 20 years on the technology, operations and sales side of the telecom industry here in Canada.
With a background spanning three decades among commercial fisheries, Shawn Stebbins, B.Sc., has devoted 25 years to improving resource sustainability through effective fisheries monitoring and management. Since helping to develop British Columbia’s world-class groundfish fisheries monitoring program, Shawn has worked closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the International Pacific Halibut Commission, the Environmental Defense Fund, and a varied portfolio of commercial fisheries, regulators, and NGOs to develop and support sustainable seafood initiatives around the world.
For more than 35 years, Brian Emmett, M.Sc., R.P.Bio, has helped to develop innovative new methods for surveying, sampling, and monitoring coastal marine resources. Notable projects include numerous coastal resource-planning initiatives, a stewardship guide for the BC coast, and an assessment of progress towards sustainability and traceability in the BC seafood harvesting sector. A founding member and senior partner of Archipelago, Brian is also a founding member of Green Shores, a program devoted to promoting sustainable development and design throughout our coastal ecosystems.
Howard McElderry, M.Sc. has worked extensively in commercial fisheries monitoring and analysis for 37 years. Since cofounding Archipelago in 1978, Howard has played a key role in the development of at–sea and shore–based monitoring programs, and led the development of the electronic monitoring (EM) programs and technology used around the world. While overseeing Archipelago’s North American EM projects, Howard works with government and industry to develop fully documented fisheries, and help fisheries to improve efficiency, control costs, and remain competitive.
Fisheries monitoring services
As Western Canada’s largest and longest-running observer services company, Archipelago has the resources and expertise to deliver certified at-sea observer services, dockside monitoring programs, and electronic monitoring applications for anything from a single vessel to an entire fleet. Contact Archipelago to learn more.
Maria Jose Pria
Project Manager, Monitoring Technologies
Maria Jose (M.J.) has designed and managed electronic monitoring programs for nearly a decade, encompassing commercial fisheries throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Project Manager, Monitoring Technologies, Europe
With a background in biology and more than two decades in natural resources management, Jason designs and manages CCTV-based fisheries-monitoring programs for commercial fisheries and industry regulators throughout Europe.
Field Services Manager, Monitoring Technologies
As Archipelago’s leading onsite technical resource, Mike works with fishermen, fisheries management, and industry regulators to help implement and maintain their CCTV-based electronic monitoring systems.
Director, Fishery Monitoring Programs
With a background spanning more than 20 years in the industry, Scott specializes in implementing and managing large fishery monitoring and research survey initiatives, including observer and catch-reporting programs. At Archipelago, he oversees the company’s long-term fishery monitoring programs.
General Manager, Archipelago Asia Pacific
Andrew manages Archipelago’s electronic monitoring programs for fisheries throughout Australia and New Zealand. Andrew’s background spans more than 20 years in the commercial fishing industry, including 16 years managing Archipelago’s dockside and at-sea monitoring programs throughout BC.
Marine environmental services
Archipelago’s marine environmental experts can help you to plan and deliver your project or development in accordance with the unique requirements of the surrounding near-shore and offshore marine habitat. Contact Archipelago.
Senior Marine Biologist
For more than 35 years, Brian Emmett, M.Sc., R.P.Bio, has helped to develop innovative new methods for surveying, sampling, and monitoring coastal marine resources. An Archipelago co-founder, Brian is also a founding member of the Green Shores waterfront properties/ natural shorelines program.
Marine Biologist, Marine Environmental Services
Jennifer Tyler, M.Sc, R.P.Bio, has nearly a decade of experience in Pacific coastal marine ecology. Jen’s expertise encompasses all aspects of marine classification, sampling, monitoring and assessment, as well as spatial data handling, manipulation and analysis using geographical information systems (GIS).
Senior Coastal Ecologist, Marine Environmental Services
Mary Morris, M.Sc., R.P.Bio. specializes in coastal marine datasets, nearshore habitat classification, and assessment of habitat compensation projects. As part of the ShoreZone biophysical mapping project, Mary helped inventory and classify nearly 100,000 kilometers of Pacific Northwest coastline.