Our mission:

Whatcom Waterfronts Work!

The Working Waterfront Coalition promotes the vitality and economic benefits of our working waterfronts for the people of Whatcom County.


Communicate with one voice to improve understanding between maritime businesses and public entities.

Educate the community about the value of the economic contributions, diversity, and heritage of Whatcom County’s working waterfronts.

Share ideas to mutually preserve, promote, and enhance maritime businesses.

Claim for maritime businesses a place at the table in the waterfront planning and development process.

Promote a healthy shoreline through appropriate infrastructure and sustainable practices.

Reefnet fishing off Lummi Island

Reefnet fishing off Lummi Island