About Us


Jim McIsaac

Executive Director
250 360 1398

Jim worked in the commercial fishery for over 20 years before coming to the foundation. His marine experience and passion for the coast drives his work with the foundation.

Jim has been involved in many aspects of the foundations work including pollution prevention, habitat protection and sustainability of fisheries. He led the development of our OceanSmart program, initiated our backyard action program, works inside regional and national pollution prevention processes, and is involved in integrated marine management at multiple scales.


Des Nobels

North Coast Campaign Manager
250 624 4147

Des sits on the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District. He is a longtime commercial fisherman and lives on Digby Island. Des is involved in North Coast marine planning, valuation of fisheries and in a project documenting traditional fishing knowledge s in the B.C. commercial fishing fleet. Des has been active on North Coast fishing and habitat issues and has contributed to a wide range of advisory committees on behalf of North Coast fishermen.


Luanne Roth

North Coast Energy Campaigner
250 627 4201

Luanne has been active on a wide range of environmental issues on the North Coast. She is currently working on impacts to the Skeena Estuary and North Coast watersheds from proposed energy development projects, particularly the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, Oil by Rail to Prince Rupert  and the Petronas LNG project which would negatively impact Flora Bank.



      Allison Stocks

      Community Development Director
      604 695 2045


Allison is dedicated to healthy relationships between coastal communities and the ecosystems they rely on. She studied at the UBC Fisheries Centre, gaining a broad understanding of local and global fisheries issues. Allison is currently working on strengthening connections between BC’s coastal communities and maintaining stewardship over coastal resources.



      Anne Stewart

      OceanSMART Coordinator
      604 785 5828


Anne is committed to a healthy coast with productive fisheries for future generations. She enjoys meeting and learning from fishermen and others who are invested in a sustainable coastal future. She looks forward to collaborating with diverse allies to achieve common goals that prevent pollution and protect fish habitat.