Where and when appropriate, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority collaborates with partners in government, the private sector, industry, environmental and conservation organizations, local communities, and academic experts to support ecosystem health, and minimize negative environmental impacts.

Aquatic and terrestrial species

Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre is a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals with the goal or rehabilitating and re-releasing the “patients” back into the wild. Since 2003 the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has been located on port lands and we are proud to support them by leasing this land at no cost.

Pacific Flyway Council

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority works closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, local community groups, and environmental associations to monitor, protect and create habitat for species, such as pacific salmon, eulachon, herring and birds using the Pacific Flyway area.

Pacific Flyway Council

Invasive species

British Columbia Spartina Working Group

For over a decade, the port authority has been a contributing member of the British Columbia Spartina Working Group, which actively works toward the eradication of invasive Spartina species on the coast of British Columbia.

Metro Vancouver Regional Invasive Species Subcommittee

The port authority participates in Metro Vancouver’s regional invasive species task force, providing input into a regional approach to invasive species management practices.

Air quality

Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy: The strategy was developed in partnership with the ports of Seattle and Tacoma and the Northwest Seaport Alliance to reduce port-related air emissions in the Georgia Basin-Puget Sound air shed. Learn more about the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy.

International Collaboration on Ship Emission Reductions: We are leading a collaborative effort with other port authorities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations to make it easier to learn about and use green shipping incentive programs worldwide. Learn more about the International Collaboration on Ship Emission Reductions.