(a) Are the legal or appointed representative of an organization that benefits from the presence of marine mammals and conducts operations anywhere southeast of a line between Cape Sutil and Cape Caution and northwest of a line between Salmon Point and Atrevida Reef.
(b) Holds the necessary legal approvals to perform their operations.
(c) Can provide evidence that organization personnel are knowledgeable about the NIMMSA area of operation, the wildlife within it and the Vancouver Island North Whale Heritage Site.
(d) Are committed to donating at least $1.00 from each paying client per day while operating guided tours to view marine mammals within the NIMMSA area of operation to the NIMMSA Conservation Fund by November 30th each year.
First Tier: A company that operates and advertises daily tours that the main purpose and selling feature of is the viewing of marine mammals. $150 + $5 a seat, up to 3 votes
Second Tier: A company that operates and advertises tours, overnight or otherwise, that the viewing of marine mammals is a selling feature of but not the sole purpose of. $100 + $5 a seat, up to 2 votes
Third Tier: A company that operates and advertises tours that the viewing of marine mammals is not a selling feature of but may occur during the course of operation. $50 + $5 a seat, up to 1 vote
Fourth Tier: A company that meets NIMMSA membership criteria but does not operate tours. $100, no votes
Fifth Tier: A non-profit or charitable organization that meets NIMMSA membership criteria. Free, no votes
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