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Ecotrust Canada is comprised of a team of professionals skilled in a multitude of disciplines including forestry, GIS, planning, community economic development, marine resource management, eco-certifications, governance, and micro-finance.

Jennifer Paton

Project Manager, Fisheries & Marine Monitoring

Jennifer has a BA in Environmental Studies from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. After graduating, she was curious to see where her food comes from and found herself on fishing boats as an Observer. She enjoyed this introduction to the West Coast and got to participate in a variety of fisheries. After a couple of years of dedicated sea time, she took on a different role within the At-Sea Observer program at Archipelago Marine Research, where she spent 9 years working in different capacities. Hence, she brings to Ecotrust Canada an extensive understanding of the management and operations of commercial fisheries in BC.

Now located in Prince Rupert with her family, Jennifer loves towns and cities with a rich fishing history. She is excited to be working with the fisheries monitoring programs at Ecotrust Canada, to build and support resilient fisheries in coastal communities.