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This is the third MaPP newsletter to bring you news, information and stories from the Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast. In this newsletter discover how to provide comments to the Central Coast draft Marine Plan, which was released for public review on June 6, 2014. Comments are welcome until July 11, 2014. Learn more about MaPP.



Haida Gwaii

Haida Wild – Building a premium brand on care of customer and catch 

When the Haida Enterprise Corporation bought a small, successful seafood processing and smoking business, they committed to protect and build on the company’s fine reputation established over ten years on Haida Gwaii.
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The Haida Gwaii draft Marine Plan provides recommendations on five activities for economic development on Haida Gwaii including a community-based fisheries economy based on sustainable wild fisheries.
North Coast

Grandfather Handshake and Big Fish – Two Generations Protect a Way of Life

It is a challenging and changing time for young people on the North Coast. As new developments bring different opportunities, it’s even more important to remember and protect the traditional way of life.
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The North Coast draft Marine Plan provides recommendations for increasing the local benefits from sustainable fishing activities, protecting Aboriginal fisheries, and increasing local skill development and capacity in fishery-related activities.
Central Coast

The Hakai Program brings together big minds to answer big questions 

We know a lot about forests on land. But what do we know about underwater forests – the nutrient-rich kelp forests found along the North Pacific Coast? 
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The oldest known kelp, Pterygophora californica, is about 29 years old and looks like an underwater palm tree.
North Vancouver Island

Putting diving on the MaPP map

A rock wall in the waters off the Northern tip of Vancouver Island is world famous – at least to a select group of people in dry suits.
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There are 266 dive sites identified in the MaPP study area.

Building emergency response capacity in coastal communities

It’s hard to plan for something you hope will never happen, and yet being prepared for a crisis increases the chances of managing an emergency efficiently and equitably.  
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An essential benefit of a geographic response plan is the process – ensuring partnerships between all levels of government (First Nations, provincial, and federal) and industry.


MaPP progress update – extended to October 2014

The Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP) is an ambitious initiative with many significant outcomes. To date, the MaPP initiative has developed four sub-regional draft marine plans, three of which have completed public input periods.
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MaPP public review update – Comments now welcome on Central Coast Plan

The Central Coast draft Marine Plan is now available for public review and comment. To review the draft plan, learn about community meetings in Bella Coola and Shearwater and provide comments, please visit Central Coast Draft Plan for Input. The public review period runs to July 11, 2014.
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MaPP participates in 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

MaPP marine coordination team members Charlie Short (Province of B.C.) and John Bones (Nanwakolas Council) represented MaPP at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle from April 30-May 2, 2014.
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MaPP is a collaborative marine planning partnership between 18 member First Nations and the Province of British Columbia.
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