HALALT FIRST NATION WELCOMES NEW ESTUARY BIOLOGIST
The Halalt Team is excited to welcome Isabella Fiddes as the new Estuary Biologist.
Isabella recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems with a specialization in Fisheries Science at the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC in Vancouver, she was able to develop skills in research, spatial mapping, decision-making analysis, habitat assessment, and fisheries stock assessment that will be useful for her new position as the Program Biologist for the Halalt First Nation.
With a professional background working in Stock Assessment for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in various locations on Vancouver Island and in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia, Isabella gained field experience that will be useful for carrying out the Chemainus Estuary Workplan.
Isabella is excited to learn from the Halalt First Nation community, and to gather data from the Chemainus Estuary that will be useful to inform Halalt’s decision-making for the estuary environment in a changing climate. She is very excited for the opportunity to engage youth in environmental initiatives as they pertain to monitoring and protection of the Chemainus Estuary.
Isabella has worked in Fisheries Stock Assessment for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans as well as the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Queensland, Australia. She is also a professional hockey coach and is currently coaching the Vancouver Island University Men’s Hockey team in Nanaimo, BC.
EG-02 Stock Assessment Technician for Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Likely, BC.
EG-01 Stock Assessment Technician for Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Tofino and Winter Harbour, BC.
Student Work Experience Program at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Queensland, Australia
7973 Chemainus Rd. Chemainus BC V0R 1K5