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The MaPP newsletter brings you news, information and stories from the Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast. In this newsletter discover how we are implementing the marine plans in each sub-region.

And, be sure to check out our new video, "Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past - Planning for the Future" and the new MaPP Facebook page.



Haida Gwaii

How many, how much? Gearing up for a Haida Gwaii shellfish aquaculture carrying capacity study 
There is significant interest on Haida Gwaii to pursue shellfish aquaculture as part of a diversified marine economy. This interest is captured in the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN)-B.C. Haida Gwaii Marine Plan, which lists shellfish aquaculture as one of five areas available for marine economic development for the islands’ communities. 

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Haida Gwaii is made up of over 150 islands that stretch approximately 250 kilometers north to south.
North Coast

Tracking cumulative effects
Growing up in the rolling savannah of Botswana in southern Africa, Maya Paul could never have imagined that she would one day find herself living amid the rain forests of British Columbia’s north coast. Yet that’s exactly where her expertise in strategic planning and engagement has led her.

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Prince Rupert is an island community and Canada’s wettest city. It is located on Kaien Island and linked by a short bridge to the mainland.
Central Coast

Coastal Guardian Watchman training and ecosystem-based management indicator development 

First Nations people have long understood that the use of natural resources needs to be carefully managed in order to remain sustainable. They recognize that species, ecosystems and humans cannot be considered in isolation – healthy environments and healthy communities go hand-in-hand. This has been a guiding principle in their relationship with nature for thousands of years. Today, the Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative Coastal Stewardship Network is supporting First Nations in using monitoring and standardized data collection to demonstrate scientifically why this approach, known as ecosystem-based management (EBM), is so important to preserving the lands and waters for future generations. 
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The giant red sea cucumber is the largest and the only commercially harvested sea cucumber species in B.C. The Central Coast is a significant source of sea cucumbers for B.C.’s commercial fishery.
North Vancouver Island

NVI Sub-region probes shellfish aquaculture, guardian programs, and economic development
MaPP co-leads in the North Vancouver Island (NVI) Marine Plan area are carefully reviewing a trio of newly completed reports that suggest critical roles for First Nations in economic development and conservation activities.

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Nanwakolas means “a place we go to find agreement.”

Collaborative marine management underway on B.C.'s North Coast: A primer on the Regional Action Framework
The Regional Action Framework (RAF) is the result of intensive consultation and planning for marine areas along the North Pacific Coast of B.C., from Campbell River through to the Alaskan border. Its broad view prioritizes both ecosystem and human well-being, as well as collaborative and efficient marine management.

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Indicators are used to monitor and assess the status or trend of a system. The information can assist decision makers with detecting changes and provide a basis for adjusting decisions or actions.


MaPP team presents at the fourth International Marine Conservation Congress

A delegation from MaPP presented a two-hour session at the fourth International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC4) held in St. John’s, Newfoundland from July 30 to Aug. 3, 2016. The biannual meeting drew together 690 marine conservation professionals and students from 50 countries who exchanged information and ideas related to the overall conference theme, making marine science meaningful.
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Watch our new video!

MaPP's new video is now online. Watch “The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past – Planning for the Future” by Green Fire Productions (12.5 minute video).

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