Our Company

        J. O. Thomas and Associates Ltd, and our antecedent J.E. Sager and Associates, have been in business since 1978 providing  professional and technical services related to fisheries and the environment.  A  Canadian-owned company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, our clients include provincial and federal government departments, crown corporations, First Nations, fishing industry companies and associations, and other NGOs.

With 45 years of experience and learning, JO Thomas sets the benchmark for development and implementation of  monitoring and research programs in areas of fisheries and natural resource sciences. In the early years we focused on  delivering support to the Canadian Salmonid Mark Recovery Program, transforming it into the largest and most comprehensive dockside-based fisheries monitoring program in Canada. Along the way we have expanded our capacity for design and implementation of environmental monitoring programs, research studies support, stock assessment, capacity building, and at-sea fishing operations monitoring.

We listen thoughtfully to understand each of our client's requirements, then using our intellectual and technical wealth,  prepare innovative,  pragmatic solutions  to help them meet their goals. Always looking for fresh perspectives, we continue to develop and embrace new technologies and ideas as they emerge to stay at the cutting edge.