Hello MaPP Team,


The Wuikinuxv Nation is looking to hire someone to fill the position of Stewardship Director for a 1 year maternity leave.  For more details see the job advertisement attached. Review of applications will begin April 3rd, 2023.  This position will remain open until it is filled. Details.

For CFN-GBI Career opportunities, click here.

For Council of the Haida Nation, click here

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.


BC Marine Trails: Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala Presentation - Chief Powell
We are excited to announce that Chief John Powell of the Mamalilakulla First Nation will be presenting on their recent establishment of the Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA). This presentation is a wonderful opportunity for us to learn about the importance of Indigenous protected areas and the work being done to protect and conserve these areas for future generations.The presentation will take place on March 28 @ 7:00 pm and will be held virtually on the BC Marine Trails Zoom. REGISTER HERE -

Ocean Decade Dialogue Series: Kelp Farming: Promises, Pitfalls, and What We Still Don’t Know, April 11 at 11:30am. Seaweed farmers promise to feed people, combat climate change, support coastal communities, and restore ocean habitat. Can kelp do it all? REGISTER HERE

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.

Ocean Decade Collaborative Center Quarterly Newsletters. Click this Link to join the newsletter
Hakai Institute Monthly Media Digest. Click here to subscribe.

Here are some news items collected since March 20, 2023:

Federal decision to shut down B.C. salmon farms prompts company court challenge
Global News
VIDEO... by Mowi Canada West apply for a judicial review of the decision last month by Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray to shut down 15 salmon farms.  

UVic researchers help bring First Nation back to Nootka Island with wave power
Vancouver Island Free Daily
Scientists from UVic's Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED) are now working towards the development of a renewable ...

The new landmark United Nations Agreement for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in high seas will need to be underpinned by strong science
Through its framework of 12 Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) for biodiversity, which measure marine life from microbes and phytoplankton to mangroves ...

UN climate report: The world is running out of time to avoid catastrophe, new report warns
Scientists found devastating floods across the country were made worse by climate change. Fida Hussain/AFP/Getty Images/File. “Our planet is already ...

Comment: Let's use the lessons of carbon offsets to build a robust and just system to value nature
The World Economic Forum in the coming year will be working alongside many partners, such as the Biodiversity Credits Alliance and Blue Carbon ...

How the Ocean Twilight Zone Could Store Vast Amounts of Carbon 
The Maritime Executive
... part of the natural ocean processes that capture about a third of all human-produced carbon dioxide and sink it into the deep sea, ...
Indigenous Peoples from 34 nations call for total ban on deep sea mining 
Indigenous activists have made clear that they don't give their consent to deep sea mining. In a petition presented today to the International ...

NASA's 30-year satellite record helps scientists predict rising sea levels trajectory | Space
Republic World
Satellite data has helped scientists understand the rate at which sea levels are rising, a determinant that can help experts prepare for future ...

Scientists make 'disturbing' find on remote island: plastic rocks 
France 24
"Marine pollution is provoking a paradigm shift for concepts of rock and ... But ocean currents have also swept an abundance of bottles, ...

Stressed out: Mapping the human footprint on coastal areas globally
"As for marine stressors, increasing sea surface temperatures, nutrient pollution, and shipping were found to be major drivers of human pressure ...

 Coastal First Nations 
Heads up to all Indigenous stewards working to protect watersheds in their territories: the Indigenous Watersheds Initiative, a project of MakeWay, is accepting applications for new funding to support this work. Apply by April 24, 2023!
Indigenous Watersheds Initiative (Watersheds BC)

 Coastal First Nations 
PHOTO - Coastal Guardian Watchmen and marine technicians are serious about oil spill response. Communities are the first and last to be impacted by oil spills, as has been proven through devastating examples across the Coast over the years. Marine traffic isn’t slowing down, but Guardians, field techs, managers and reps from each CFN community are doubling down on response readiness and management training, strengthening a network across the Coast.
 Coast Funds 
Looking for an opportunity to support Indigenous Guardians (from behind the scenes)? 
Coast Funds is hiring a Stewardship Project Coordinator to help us deliver financing and services for First Nations’ Guardian, stewardship, and conservation programs. 
We’re looking for a well-organized project coordinator who shares our love for the coast and commitment to serving First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. In this role, you’ll support First Nations to access financing, track project outcomes, and support fundraising campaigns. 
This is a one-year, paid internship and could be a great entry-level role or an opportunity for someone with more experience to make a shift in their career.
Apply by April 23, 2023. Details.
 Coast Funds 
“We’re looking to create a professional designation for Guardians. In my mind, that’s the future of Guardian programs: a standardized skill set and training program.” — Merv Child, Dzawada’enuxw First Nation
Ha-ma-yas Stewardship Network Supports Guardians, Collaboration (Coast Funds)
 Coast Funds 
Through the purchase of Shearwater BC the #Haíɫzaqv have regained ownership of an important part of their territory and are unlocking new economic opportunities for their members.
A Generational Investment: Haíɫzaqv Acquire Shearwater Resort and Marina (Coast Funds)
 Coast Funds 
It's #oolichan season along the #Nass and #Skeena rivers! 🐟
Learn how the Nisga'a Lisims Government - Nisga'a Nation has undertaken a research project to project its cultural connection to the saviour fish.
The Saviour Fish: Protecting Nisga’a Connection to Oolichan (Coast Funds)

 IPCA Knowledge Basket

GRAPHIC - Beyond Conservation: A Toolkit for Respectful Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples is a go-to place for ENGOs looking to deepen their relationships with Indigenous partners. It contains:
✔️ Guiding principles for cross-cultural collaboration
✔️ Hundreds of tools and resources for raising cultural awareness, building and maintaining relationships, and working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems
✔️ Tips and advice
Explore the toolkit:

 Conservation through Reconciliation
#Job opportunity alert!
IISAAK OLAM Foundation is seeking an experienced Digital Engagement Coordinator to join the wonderful team managing the IPCA Knowledge Basket.
The position is based in Victoria, B.C. and the deadline to apply is April 30.
Learn more about this amazing opportunity here

 Nature United
"We must work together to transition towards forest management approaches that prioritize ecosystem health and center Indigenous peoples in decision-making processes." - Michael Reid, our British Columbia Program Director
People across BC deeply care about the health of forests and marine ecosystems and understand that their communities thrive when these ecosystems thrive. At Nature United, we are also deeply committed to creating more resilient ecosystems and communities, which is why we are recognizing several of the BC government’s recent initiatives:
BC Accelerates Large-Scale Innovations in Forestry Sector that Support Nature and People (Nature United)

UN Ocean Decade
GRAPHIC - Join us in celebration of #WorldWaterDay today by taking action to tackle the water crisis.
✋Because everyone can do their part to reverse the decline of the #ocean.
Have a look at just a few of the many things you can do to #SaveOurOcean 👉

It took nearly two decades, but the “High Seas Treaty” recently announced at the United Nations will help meet a global commitment to protect biodiversity in 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030.
Globe Climate: What is the UN ‘High Seas Treaty’ really about? (The Globe and Mail)

 West Coast Environmental Law
PHOTO - In the leadup to Gitxaała Nation’s constitutional challenge to BC’s Mineral Tenure Act, which begins in court starting April 3rd, the legal team from Ng Ariss Fong, Lawyers answer key, clarifying questions such as: Can BC's #DRIPA legislation (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) do more than just sound nice? Can mining be both respectful to Indigenous peoples and be profitable?
Listen to this short-and-sweet podcast here!
West Coast Environmental Law joins Ng Ariss Fong as part of Gitxaała's legal team on this groundbreaking case.

 BC Marine Trails 
VIDEO - The White Spirit Bears of British Columbia | Free Documentary Nature

 Pacific Salmon Foundation
Today is #WorldWaterDay! Our Resilient Coasts for Salmon Team is working to educate communities about nature-based solutions to create healthier habitats, including ways to naturally filter and manage stormwater runoff. Read more about the important connection between stormwater management and healthy water below!
Nature-based Solutions to Manage Stormwater Runoff (Resilient Coasts for Salmon)

 Pacific Salmon Foundation
PSF’s Salmon Watersheds Program, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has published a study to assess the relationships between habitat degradation and Pacific salmon population trends in B.C.
The first-of-its-kind study shows that some local salmon populations are more vulnerable than others to freshwater habitat pressures, but improved data are needed to determine if these relationships hold for salmon habitats across B.C.

 Pacific Salmon Foundation
March News: Coming together for salmon!
Do you subscribe to our monthly eNews? If you would like to receive monthly salmon news directly to your inbox, we've added a link to subscribe in the comments below.
March 2023 Salmon News (PSF)

 Hakai Institute
PHOTOS - It’s herring spawn season here on the British Columbia coast, and the Airborne Coastal Observatory 🛩️ caught some of the action off Parksville from up high in the sky last Friday, on the way back from a snow survey of Mount Arrowsmith 🏔️ with Vancouver Island University partners.
Nature puts on this amazing display every spring--the waters swirl with milky white and turquoise as millions of male herring release sperm, the female fish lay billions of pinhead-sized eggs, and countless sea lions, seals, gulls, sea ducks, and more gather to feast. 🐟🦭🦆
Have you witnessed this ephemeral event? What was the most awe-inspiring aspect of it for you?
📷: Steven Beffort with Hakai's geospatial team

 Hakai Institute
Looking to get all our coastal science videos, blog posts, stories, and more in one neat package instead of banking on the whims of the algorithm?
Sign up for our new monthly (and no more!) media digest! The first edition comes out this week.

 Hakai Institute 
VIDEO - Bugs undoubtedly make some folks uncomfortable. But when you look closely at insects, spiders, mites, and more, there’s so much to learn and love about bugs, especially on the ever-changing coast. 🐝🪲🕷🐞🦋
The first episode of our new season of Microworlds—Bugs 101—is out now on our YouTube channel! Keep watching here:

 Hakai Magazine
We’re excited to announce we’re co-hosting an online event with the Ocean Decade Collaborative Centre!
Around the globe seaweed aquaculture is booming, promise to feed people, combat climate change, support coastal communities, and restore ocean habitat. But can kelp do it all? Register here (April 11, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. PDT)

 Ocean Networks Canada
#DYK much of this research was done remotely during the pandemic!
The pink #urchin videos & #oceanographic data recorded at our #deepsea NEPTUNE observatory is freely & publicly available through our data portal, Oceans 3.0 👉
Research highlights:
🌊 Pink urchins moving into shallower water can be traced back to the expansion of the oxygen minimum zone in the Northeast Pacific Ocean
🌊 This change can be correlated to the 2013-2016 marine heatwave conditions that decimated coastal kelp - the main food source for this species
🌊 Shift in the pink urchins' distribution can impact nutrient cycling processes in the deep-sea
🌊 Pink urchins in shallower waters can negatively impact shallower-water urchin species
Read more on The Tyee ✒️
#KnowTheOcean #ONCSciSpotlight
Species Are Seeking Higher Ground to Escape Climate Change (The Tyee)

Province of BC YouTube Channel

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Thank you,
Josie Byington
MaPP Communications Assistant


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