The North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association, NIMMSA, became Incorporated in May 2007 after north island based marine eco-tourism company owners formed a society steering committee in April 2006. The purpose of NIMMSA is to undertake business and stewardship actions aimed at benefiting the local marine environment, species within it, and the economy. NIMMSA currently represents the shared vision of over 30 organizations.
North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association members are committed to the sustainability of a positive balance between human activities and the health of the local marine eco-system. Prior to the creation of NIMMSA its current members had a long history of cooperation and stewardship but no formal body to represent or fund mutually beneficial initiatives.
NIMMSA Code of Conduct
NIMMSA Membership Application
President: Stephen Gabrysh
Vice-President: Tim McGrady
Secretary/Treasurer: Elspeth McGillivray
Director: Rick Snowdon
Director: Andrew Jones
Director: Mairi Edgar
Director: Wesley Gibson
Administration services provided by: Stephanie Puleo