» Trilogy Fish Ecotrust Canada
Some of the biggest challenges for small communities on the BC coast come as a result of the escalating cost and exclusivity of waterfront real estate.

In remote places where fishing has historically been a mainstay economic generator, this phenomenon has taken an unanticipated toll – the loss of shorefront fisheries services like ice machines and landing facilities, as well as increasingly limited access to the sea.

In the small town of Tofino, the last piece of working waterfront – a less than 2,000 sq ft fish processing facility – was under siege from this condominium conundrum. Ecotrust Canada, together with sixteen local residents, joined forces to purchase the plant and continue operations as Trilogy Fish. The business was refocused to support local fishermen and local markets as a top priority, and continues to produce some of the finest smoked salmon in the country to this day.