Hello MaPP Team,

Marine zoning for the Marine Plan Partnership (MaPP) in British Columbia, Canada
Charlie Short, Joanna L Smith, John Bones, Steve Diggon, Aaron Heidt, Chris Mcdougall, Kylee A  Pawluk
Marine Policy - Available online 1 February 2023, 105524

The photographs from the ceremony are now available to view and download at the following link:

You can watch the livestream of the ceremony at:
Global News had a segment on the ceremony:


The Coastal Stewardship Network is looking for another Training Coordinator to join their team (details). Deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.

For CFN-GBI Career opportunities, click here.

For Council of the Haida Nation, click here.

Gitga'at Oceans and Lands Department is seeking a Regulatory Engagement Coordinator (details). The postings remains open until the position is filled.


Here is the link to the Province’s Coastal Marine Strategy webpage:

You will find:
The Coastal Marine Strategy Intentions Paper;
summary of the Intentions Paper; and
A link to the questionnaire to provide your feedback by April 14, 2023.


IMPAC 5 Canada. Vancouver, BC. February 3-9, Draft Program (click here)

International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC). Winnipeg, MB. March 8-10, 2023.

Coastal Zone Canada 2023. Victoria, June 11-15, 2023
Registration now open.

Seven Seas Media - Ocean Conservation Events Calendar
Presentations from around the world on marine conservation issues.

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Here are some news items collected since January 30, 2023:

Sacred totem pole to return home to Bella Coola | Watch News Videos Online
Global News
A B.C. First Nation is finally getting a totem pole that rightfully belongs to them - back from the Royal BC Museum. Members of the Nuxalk First ... 

Coast Funds Releases Report Highlighting 15 Years of Indigenous-led Conservation in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii
CFNR Network
... Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance organization serving 27 First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
First Nations Have Created Over 1,250 Jobs, 120 Businesses Since 2008 
Coast Funds
First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii are creating a conservation economy, using financing through Coast Funds to invest in ...
Canada Could Raise Global Standard for Marine Protections
The Pew Charitable Trusts
... that are home to the Haida Nation and to some of Canada's first marine protected areas managed by First Nations and the federal government.
“It's time to roll up our sleeves” says WWF as global marine community meet in Vancouver to triple ocean protection by 2030
Vancouver, Canada (31 January 2023) – Coming shortly in the wake of COP15, at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) ...
Government of Canada launches interactive mapping tool to support marine planning and protection
Yahoo Finance
Marine spatial planning brings together all levels of government, Indigenous partners and stakeholders to shape better the objectives and future ...

Nutrients From Salmon Carcass Feed Flowers 
Technology Networks
A new study from Simon Fraser University (SFU) suggests that nutrients obtained from salmon carcasses can affect the growth and reproduction of ...
BC Parks Launches New Website! 
Destination BC
Destination British Columbia logo ... BC Parks Launches New Website! ... BC Parks encourages you to share this survey link to any others in your ...
20 fantastic things to do in Vancouver this week: January 30 to February 5 
Daily Hive
The Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is hosting the first Ocean Festival on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, ...

Mount Waddington Regional District welcomes ocean plastic depot
My Campbell River Now
Debris from the shoreline, ocean and industrial cleanups can now be collected and sorted at a new depot.

Speaker addresses herring and the health of the Salish Sea 
VIU News - Vancouver Island University
... of the Sea Wolves and was called “absolutely life-sustaining for the ... of the entire marine ecosystem in British Columbia,” said Casavant.
Illegal fishing mission in B.C. leads to hundreds of crabs being set free 
Vancouver Is Awesome
Fisheries and Oceans Canada says charges may follow. ... A five-day mission to combat illegal fishing in B.C. waters resulted in 270 crab traps being ...

 Why seaweed is making waves with foodies and entrepreneurs alike 
The Globe and Mail
Seaweed checks both of these boxes,” says Desirée Dupuis, VP, sales and marketing at Vancouver's Cascadia Seaweed and founder of its consumer food ...   
Pacific salmon seem to be getting smaller. Here's what that might mean for the future
Jefferson Public Radio
OPB's Paul Marshall speaks with science and nature writer Miranda Weiss. Weiss traveled to Alaska, snorkeled in a salmon stream and talked to ...

VIDEO - Octopus demonstrates camouflage ability in kelp garden 
CBS News
This Maori octopus was captured on video camouflaging its skin and changing colors as it moved around the ocean floor amid a garden of kelp.
Reviving the waterways by reseeding Native Kelp 
NEW ZEALAND A project underway to clear up our waterways. Research from Otago Uni has helped rejuvenate Lyttleton Harbour. With help from Live Ocean and Local ...
and Crucial kelp restoration underway in Lyttleton Harbour (1News)

 Coastal First Nations
New report from Coast Funds shows how conservation financing has preserved cultural and natural heritage, and supported communities in the #GreatBearRainforest and #HaidaGwaii through job creation, economic diversification, and many other outcomes.
First Nations Have Created Over 1,250 Jobs, 120 Businesses Since 2008 (Coast Funds)

 Coastal First Nations
GRAPHIC - Are you attending IMPAC 5 Canada in Vancouver? Please join Coastal First Nations on Feb 5 (6-8:30pm) for an evening reception, film screening and panel discussion on the Great Bear Sea MPA Network!
Registration is not required for IMPAC5 delegates. Details and location in the graphic.
 Coast Funds 
Ecotourism gives back to the Community.
Have you ever been asked to babysit bear cubs? (Coast First Nations)

 Coast Funds 
A Gitxsan scholar applied #Indigenous perspective and methodology into her master's research to look at how climate change is impacting #salmon.
Climate change is chasing away the salmon, so she’s chasing climate change (UBC)

 Coast Funds 
"For me, clean energy was outside of my realm, I didn't have a lot of info...But it's awesome to be building up right from the foundation."
ICYMI ➡️ Indigenous youth met in Whitehorse last week to take part in an #Indigenous #cleanenergy conference.
Indigenous youth from across Canada attend clean energy conference in Whitehorse (CBC)

 Conservation through Reconciliation
GRAPHIC - Have you heard of RAD?
RAD stands for Restore, Assert, and Defend.
The RAD Network has emerged from the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership to advance Indigenous-led conservation finance.
Under Indigenous leadership, the RAD Network facilitates research and knowledge sharing in ethical space to elevate conservation finance solutions that will:
Restore relationships and Indigenous knowledge systems;
Assert rights; and
Defend lands and waters.
Learn More:

 Conservation through Reconciliation
GRAPHIC - The Restore Assert Defend (RAD) Network emerged from the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership to enable #conservation #finance pathways rooted in #Indigenous rights, responsibilities and knowledge systems.
The RAD Network is hosting monthly Full Moon Network Gatherings to deepen relationships, learn from one another, and envision pathways forward.
Join us on February 6 from 2:00 - 4:00 EST for a RAD conversation on Indigenous-led conservation finance!
In this gathering, we will discuss how conservation finance pathways can:
- Uphold Indigenous rights, sovereignty and Nationhood;
- Safeguard Indigenous culture and knowledge and the health of all people;
- Advance protection of biodiversity; and
- Create climate solutions.
Register to join the RAD Network and attend the Full Moon Network Gatherings here:

 Land Needs Guardians
From her time on the ground at the UN Biodiversity Summit, the Indigenous Leadership Initiativeʻs director Valérie Courtois shares what is inspiring her post COP15: “What gives me hope isn’t what’s happening in those walls, but what’s happening on the ground.” Initiatives like Guardians Programs here in Canada are an example for the rest of the world on how to protect lands & waters in a way that centers & respects Indigenous peoples.
How Indigenous Peoples are leading the way on global biodiversity protection (Canadian Geographic)
Nature United
"The upcoming IMPAC5 conference in Vancouver is an opportunity to chart the path to meet world leaders' recent promise to protect 30 per cent of the planet's land and waters by 2030." - Joyce Murray
Feds and First Nations gearing up to host global ocean conservation summit (National Observer)

 IMPAC 5 Canada 
VIDEO - Celebrate the sea with the Beaches at the Ocean Festival! 🎶🥳🌊
Feb 3+4 at Jack Poole Plaza, enjoy free live music from the Beaches, Alan Doyle, Steven Page, Shad, Delhi 2 Dublin, Ruby Waters, and many more!
The festival also features fun and interactive 🌊ocean-inspired and activities for the whole family.
Worried about the weather? ♨️We have large covered, heated areas all over the festival.
Join the fun:

 IMPAC 5 Canada 
VIDEO - Celebrate the 🎶Ocean Festival with Alan Doyle, The Beaches, Steven Page, Shad, Delhi 2 Dublin, Ruby Waters, The Boom Booms with Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Yves Lambert Quartet, The Wilds, The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, Chinook SongCatchers and more!
Ocean Decade 
🧳 We’re on our way to #Vancouver for the 3rd edition of the Ocean Literacy Dialogues at #IMPAC5.😀
✨ Through the ‘Ocean Literacy with All’ Programme events, we will exchange #knowledge and best practice on how to better strengthen understanding of the #ocean through #oceanliteracy📚, and discuss concrete solutions to achieve a more sustainable future for all generations. 🧒 Register here 👉

 Hakai Institute 
VIDEO - Chatting behind-the-scenes with the folks featured in our series Whale Bones—from skeleton articulators to metal artists to whale necropsy experts to whale scientists - Whale Bones: Behind the Scenes
Marine Education & Research Society

 Hakai Magazine 
Plastics produced from plants are often considered less environmentally damaging than plastics made from petrochemicals. But scientists are warning that we should be careful making such assumptions.
A new literature review found that bio-based plastics can be just as toxic as their conventional cousins. Furthermore, many plastics marked as biodegradable failed to break down in coastal environments.
Written by Michael Allan
Don’t Overestimate Bioplastics’ Benefits (Hakai Magazine)

 Hakai Magazine 
In 2021 the massive Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha‘apai eruption shows that underwater volcanoes are more diverse, and in some cases more capable of extreme behavior, than anyone thought.
Story reprinted with permission from Wired as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
One Year Later, a Tongan Eruption Is Still Reverberating (Hakai Magazine)
PHOTO - Youth are passionate changemakers, pushing the boundaries and seeking solutions for common challenges. We're grateful to the IMPAC 5 Canada Ocean Fest speakers for sharing ways to support youth in conservation.
Thanks Dr.Elaine Leung from Sea Smart, Emma Kingsland and Tasha Romeyn with Year of the Salish Sea, and young leaders Ashley Bordingnon and Nelly Leo.
 West Coast Environmental Law 
As part of IMPAC 5 Canada February 5th session on co-governance of marine protected areas, Staff Lawyer Michael Bissonnette will talk about the development of Canada’s first MPA network in the Northern Shelf Bioregion / Great Bear Sea, co-led by Indigenous nations in BC. Save the date, and check out the full #IMPAC5 program below 🌊
Draft IMPAC5 Program (

 Ocean Networks Canada
Ocean Networks Canada joins the fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 5 Canada) in #Vancouver, British Columbia, between February 3rd to 9th.
This global forum will bring ocean conversation professionals and high-level officials together to inform, inspire, and act on marine protected areas (#MPAs).
Speak with ONC experts at our exhibition booth #1201 👇
🕛 12-7 PM, February 4-7
🕛 12-2:30 PM, February 8
Learn more 👉

 Pacific Salmon Foundation
For 30+ years, PSF’s Community Salmon Program has awarded grants to local volunteers & community members who work to conserve Pacific salmon and restore their habitats. Thank you to the 30,000 volunteers who take action on behalf of salmon!
The Community Salmon Program is accepting applications until Feb. 15. Details on how to apply via the link below.

Province of BC YouTube Channel

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Please feel free to contact me should you have any comments or questions.

Thank you,
Josie Byington
MaPP Communications Assistant


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