As a province with over 17,000 km of coastline, our marine environment, and marine industries have sustained us for hundreds of years.  The Turning the Tide Marine Industry Awards were established to celebrate this important connection and recognize individuals and organizations that have and are continuing to make exemplary contributions past and present.  Now in our second year, we are calling for nominations for the following Awards.
Industry Leadership and Excellence Award 
Challenges facing our marine industry today include; climate change; environmental stewardship and sustainability; marine safety and security; human resources and new market development.  Bestowed upon a business or an organization, this award recognizes demonstrated leadership and innovation in one or more of these areas and the organization’s long-term impact on the industry.
Industry Lifetime Achievement Award  
This individual stands out for consistent leadership and outstanding contributions leading to personal and corporate success and to the growth and success of the industry itself.  A change-agent with passion and a willingness to challenge the status quo to make breakthroughs, this individual is a respected big picture thinker whose willingness to give back has already created a legacy.
Award of Historic Significance 
Given to acknowledge and celebrate our rich marine history, the recipient may be an individual, organization, or community. Honorees may be recognized for a singular accomplishment seen to have turned the tides of our history or for long-term impact on our history and culture. Reflecting the strengths that have led to our unique culture and sense of place, their story is part of our lesser known history, deserves wider recognition and a larger place in the public consciousness.
The nomination process for these awards is not complex and we encourage everyone to consider a nomination that helps us preserves our history and recognizes those that are laying a firm foundation for the future of our oldest industry.
For forms and additional information on the nomination process please visit or e-mail