Melissa Nottingham

Community Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
5245 Trans Canada Highway
Duncan, BC
Canada V0R 2C0

Phone: 250-714-3074


Research area(s):

  • Community advisement
  • Fisheries science and management
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Marine conservation

Area of Expertise:

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans CanadaCommunity Advisors work alongside the stewardship community, building partnerships within the community. From assisting with mini hatchery programs and policy implementation to taking an active role in watershed planning, these staff members are the key liaisons between DFO and community-based projects.

Melissa Nottingham is the Community Advisor for Lower Vancouver Island, including the Southern Gulf Islands and Cowichan River Watershed

Some of the groups she works with include:

  • Main enhancement facilities:
    • Nitinat River Hatchery
  • Community involvement groups:
    • Cowichan Fly Fishers
    • Esquimalt Anglers
    • Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society
    • Galiano Conservancy Association
    • SeaChange Marine Conservation Society
  • Education activity:
    • Gulf Islands School District
    • Victoria School District
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