The North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association, NIMMSA, became Incorporated in May 2007 after like-minded north island based marine eco-tourism company owners formed a society steering committee in April 2006. The purpose of NIMMSA as described in the constitution is to represent the north island marine based eco-tourism industry through business and stewardship actions aimed at benefiting the local marine environment, species within it, and the industry. NIMMSA currently represents the shared vision of 21 businesses.
North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association members are committed to the sustainability of a positive balance between industry 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.
President: Andrew Jones
Vice President: Aaron Webber
Secretary/Treasurer: Breanne Quesnel
Director: Miray Campbell
Director: Rick Snowdon
Director: Jim Borrowman
Director: Roger McDonell