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.

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Here are some news items collected since March 16, 2023:

The Nature Nut 
Smithers Interior News
A spectacular event takes place on the Skeena and Nass Rivers during the first three weeks or so of March – the Eulachon run.

Provincial environmental assessment certificate granted for Cedar LNG 
BC Gov News -
... and marine export terminal in Kitimat on Haisla Nation-owned land, ... including marine shipping, marine emergency response and greenhouse gas ...

District of Kitimat Searching for Source of Oil Sheen Which Appeared on the Kitimat River Yesterday
CFNR Network
Efforts are underway to contain a mysterious oil sheen which appeared on the Kitimat River yesterday. District...

Two commercial crab harvesters face significant fines for Fisheries Act violations in Rivers Inlet and Chatham Sound
PORT HARDY, BC and PRINCE RUPERT, BC, March 16, 2023 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada's wildlife and ...

How the Tla-o-qui-aht are protecting 100% of their homelands 
The Narwhal
Each Indigenous government may define tribal parks differently, ... Riley Caputo, who is from Gitxaala First Nation on the central coast and has ...

Making waves: seven highlights from the IMPAC5 conference 
Canadian Geographic
The fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) sought to bring diverse voices together to advance and achieve ocean conservation ...

The critical need for a coastal marine strategy in B.C. 
World Wildlife Fund Canada
What is the current state of coastal protection in B.C.? Currently, B.C. is one of the few coastal jurisdictions in North America that does not have a ...

British Columbia's CleanBC Plan: What you need to know 
In 2022, the BC government made further investments in its CleanBC initiative, the Climate Action Plan introduced in 2018 that aims to redu…

Could a seaweed revolution help solve the hunger crisis? 
The harvest from Cascadia Seaweed, a kelp farming company founded in 2019, has over the years made its way into a seaweed-enriched “sea spice” ...
Protecting the Coast and Ocean - A Guide to Marine Conservation Law in British Columbia
UBC Press
This meticulous work catalogues not only the laws and designations that governments in Canada can draw on – marine protected areas, ...

Minister Announces Oceans Protection Plan Investment in Marine Training for Indigenous, Northerners, Women
Mirage News
This funding will support the capacity of partner institutions to deliver marine training courses, create a safe learning environment and ...
Long-term goals elude AMHOB 
Ketchikan Daily News
The Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board on Friday reviewed the state's proposed process to create a long-term plan for the Alaska Marine ...

How two colossal icebergs floating in the Arctic impact the marine ecosystem 
According BAS, two colossal icebergs named A81 and A76 are on the move and will have a significant impact on the ocean ecosystems.

8000-km-wide seaweed “blob” floating towards Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean 
PAX News
A gigantic mass of seaweed that is being described as a “5000-mile-wide blob" (more than 8000 kilometres) is floating towards Florida, ...

What is the IPCC report? Here's what to expect from the latest UN climate change assessment
On Monday, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its latest climate report.

 Coastal First Nations 
PHOTO - Metlakatla Guardian Watchman Cliff Ryan visiting the Heiltsuk Bighouse this morning after a busy week of training with guardians from across the coast.
 Coast Funds 
“When you have a funding financial model that’s set up by communities...the success of that model becomes the success of the communities.”
ICYMI ➡️ story from on how conservation finance works in the #GreatBearRainforest and #HaidaGwaii:
Indigenous funding model is a win-win for ecosystems and local economies in Canada (Monga Bay)

 IPCA Knowledge Basket

We’re hiring!
Have experience with WordPress, Social Media, and database management? Passionate about Indigenous-led conservation?
Join our team as the IPCA Knowledge Basket’s Digital Engagement Coordinator!
This is an in-person, full time role in Victoria BC.
Apply by April 30, 2023, starts June 26, 2023.
View the full job description:

 Conservation through Reconciliation
We are excited to share this #new resource!
Beyond Conservation: A Toolkit for Respectful Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples is the go-to place to find guidance and resources for collaborating with #FirstNations, #Métis and #Inuit partners on conservation and stewardship.
It was co-developed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners for use by:
✔️ Government agencies and organizations
✔️ ENGOs
✔️ Private sector/industry
✔️ Academics/researchers
✔️ Consultants
Now available on the IPCA Knowledge Basket!
Explore the toolkit:

 Nature United
PHOTO - Youth on-the-land/water programs strengthen connections between Indigenous youth and their territories, cultures and communities and support them in developing the confidence and skills necessary to become leaders of their communities and the future stewards of their lands and waters.
Want to work with us to support these community-led programs? More info:

 Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
GRAPHIC - Some want us to deny all development, regardless of the cost on jobs. Others say any development should just go forward, even at the expense of abandoning climate action. We are charting a new path - creating a clean economy, respecting First Nations, & supporting our climate.
Learn more:

UN Ocean Decade
💦🐦The 2023 #WorldWaterDay campaign is asking us to “Be the change you want to see in the world”. 🌎 By mobilizing action across countries, sectors and stakeholders we can help meet the global water- and sanitation-related goals and targets. 🎯
💪 Let’s get #SDG6 on track alongside #SDG14! 🌊 Join the #OceanDecade at the #UN2023WaterConference📲
#OceanDecade #WaterAction

GRAPHICS - The BC Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship and coastal First Nations are in early stages of policy development for the Coastal Marine Strategy, which begins with an Intentions Paper.
But what is the difference between a Marine Protected Area and Marine Spatial Planning?
How do they fit with the Coastal Marine Strategy?
Check out the answers in this Paint by Numbers Explainer. 🎨
Then, share your feedback on the Intentions paper during the public engagement period by completing the online questionnaire before April 14, 2023. 👉 Link

 The Tyee
Species looking to migrate up slopes and toward the shore will reach the hard limits eventually, meaning plants and animals adapting now may not be able to do so in the future.
What then? Michelle Gamage reports. 🪸🌊
Species Are Seeking Higher Ground to Escape Climate Change (The Tyee)

 BC Marine Trails 
GRAPHIC - Our vision.

 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.

 Hakai Institute
PHOTOS - Shades of coastal BC green for this Friday 🌿
📷: @bennettwhitnell & @grantcallegari
#GreenNature #CoastalBC #ExploreBC

 Hakai Magazine
GRAPHIC - 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?

 Ocean Networks Canada
#ONCAbyss Recap 👇
PHOTOS - Our crew deployed the Delta Dynamic Lab successfully, and our Toilet Brush of Science (#TBOS) made its 2023 debut. Our new site supervisor, Ronald the Rockfish, made an appearance to ensure operations proceeded safely and smoothly.
As we make our way through the Strait of Georgia, new equipment platforms with #hydrophones, #CTDs, oxygen sensors, and additional ocean monitoring devices were swapped.
Watch the end of our Spring #ONCAbyss expedition this Saturday live 👉

Province of BC YouTube Channel

If you know of any Facebook pages that post items of interest to MaPP personnel, please share them with Josie today:

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

Thank you,
Josie Byington
MaPP Communications Assistant


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