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Spawn Diver

  • A non-profit society created in 1996 that supports the conservation and management of Canada’s Pacific Herring resources and the sustainability of herring fisheries.
  • An important contributor to the research, management, and assessment of herring on the west coast of British Columbia (BC).
  • A Society founded by members of the British Columbia roe herring fishery.


  • An organization that is focused on science, research, and co-management activities with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
  • A member of the Herring Industry Advisory Board (HIAB), Center for Science Advice Pacific (CSAP) and the BC Seafood Alliance.


a)  Diver assessing spawn-laden marine vegetation.

b)  Technician measuring herring size frequency.