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Coastal Restoration Society (CRS) is committed to supporting First Nations, Provincial and Federal Government in the fight against climate change. CRS projects develop and implement solutions which mitigate the effects of climate change and protect the long-term health and productivity of marine habitat.  CRS projects specialize in removing anthropogenic pollution from marine ecosystems, support the enhancement of marine habitat carbon sequestration, mitigate the effects of aquatic invasive species and reverse habitat degradation in shared environments with a focus on traditional First Nations territorial lands and waters.  

Our 'First Nations First' policy ensures that meaningful employment, contract, skill development and training opportunities are provided to local Indigenous peoples first.  


CRS services include project development, implementation and training in the following specialized categories:  

  • mitigating the effects of climate change on resource productivity  

  • marine habitat carbon sequestration enhancement  

  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions in First Nations fisheries

  • anthropogenic marine debris removal and responsible disposal/recycling

  • aquatic invasive specie mitigation and control

  • petroleum product pollution removal and responsible disposal/recycling

  • liquid petroleum spill response and mitigation

  • derelict and abandoned vessel removal and responsible disposal/recycling

  • abandoned or deactivated aquaculture site remediation

  • retrieval of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG or ghost fishing gear) 

  • large pelagic specie monitoring and assessment 

  • emerging First Nation FSC and commercial fisheries opportunities in a changing climate

Our full compliment of services work for the benefit of Indigenous peoples, Governments, industry and coastal communities to provide essential support and to help maintain balanced relationships between the environment and sustainable economic growth.