ADIMS 2022 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting Thursday, Nov 24, 2022, 4 pm  ADIMS members, donors, and the general public are welcome to join us for our 2021-2022 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom this year To join, please use the login details below:  Zoom Link:…


Sign our Parliamentary Petition!

  ADIMS has started an e-petition, which asks the government to postpone any further shellfish aquaculture expansion into herring spawning and rearing habitat and to develop a co-management plan with First Nations in Baynes Sound/Lambert Channel. We need at least 500 signatures to have the…

Call for a Moratorium on the Herring Fishery, Dorrie Woodward

Dorrie Woodward for Assn for Denman Island Marine Stewards Thank you Denise McKean for organizing this letter writing effort! In early March, Denman and Hornby Islands will be at the centre of a marvellous marine Serengeti. The Georgia Strait herring stock will be spawning around our islands and…


Admins Facebook Feed

Facebook Posts Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards 3 days ago Lovely photo from Gerry Ambury's archives. ... See MoreSee Less This content isn't available right now When this happens,…


Herring spawn 2019: a time of anticipation, a time of mourning

by Barbara Mills The local Pacific herring spawn is an amazing, almost spiritual event.  It is one of the great migrations left on earth and reminds us of the amazing cycle of nature at its best.  Millions of herring arrive, accompanied by the array of creatures of air and sea that they serve to…


Why we clean up the beaches

Sussan Thompson explores an island's commitment to protecting and restoring its ocean environment. Her video examines the philosophies and principles behind the sheer hard work of the annual beach cleanup, which pulls 6 tons of mostly plastic waste and debris off Denman Island's shores. Yes, every…


Zooplankton and Microplastics: a research project begins

Research Scientists meet with ADIMS and KFN Guardian Watchmen on Denman Island by Barbara Mills Governments change, and government bureaucracies often evolve too slowly to address even the most urgent needs of a community and the environmental ecosystems that sustain them. Often…


Parliament passes Gord John's Bill M151 on plastic pollution

Congratulations to our MP Gord Johns and his team of Ocean Defenders With all the full and busy times of the December holiday season, we neglected to officially mark and celebrate one of the most important initiatives of 2018. Our MP Gord Johns’ Parliamentary Motion M151 was passed unanimously in…


seaweed on beach

Please Don't Wreck the Wrack

Please don't wreck the wrack by Edina Johnston Seaweeds are crucial for a healthy environment and even when washed up on the shore, the “wrack” provides an important ecological link between the land and sea. Wrack provides food and shelter for a variety of beach inhabitants and even protects forage…


geoduck PVC tubes & anti-predator netting

Petition Against Geoduck Aquaculture Goes to Parliament

When DFO released its Integrated Geoduck Management Framework (IGMF) in March of 2017, we at ADIMS responded with a petition calling for a moratorium on geoduck aquaculture until it was proven safe within the marine environment. We gathered several hundred signatures on a paper version of the…