Hello MaPP Team,

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:


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 11-14, 2023
We are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts is now open and the extended deadline is Friday, December 16, 2022, it will support dialogues around a broad range of topics related to the following sub-themes:

  • Coastal and Marine Planning, Conservation and Management to Increase Resilience
  • Working Together for Coastal and Marine Stewardship
  • Coastal Engineering and Sustainable Development
  • Nature-Based and Other Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Coastal Processes, Hazards, and Risk Management
  • Innovation, Technology and Research

To submit an abstract or special session, please click here:

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 27, 2023:

Haida Gwaii named one of the best Canadian fishing destinations 
the Chemainus Valley Courier
Looking to fish for salmon, trout, lingcod, halibut and maybe some tuna? Haida Gwaii has been named one of the top eight locations in Canada to go ...

House post returning to B.C. First Nation after 138 years, decades in Harvard storage
Vancouver Island Free Daily
Post will be exhibited at Museum of Northern B.C. until a museum in the village ... to a First Naiton in British Columbia from Harvard University.

Provincial government ‘pleased’ with pending return of totem pole to Bella Coola
Coast Mountain News
Totem pole due to leave Victoria's RBCM on Feb. 13

'Smelly work': B.C. study finds dead salmon make plants grow bigger 
One 2011 study also from SFU researchers dropped chum salmon carcasses on the forest floor near 11 streams on the central coast of B.C. In the end ...

This San Francisco billionaire is giving away his fortune | Ash Jurberg 
NewsBreak Original
In 2000, Moore and his wife launched the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Betty and I established the Foundation because we believe it can make ...

Cowichan filmmaker explores the life-giving cedar tree in new film 
Filmmaker Harold Joe from Cowichan First Nation is aiming to inspire the ... which is central to the cultural life of West Coast First Nations.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada seize hundreds of illegal, ghost traps near White Rock, B.C.
Global News
Deploying an illegal trap can result in a fine of up to $500,000 under Canada's Fisheries Act. 

Salmon farms aren't the only cause of growing sea lice infestations, DFO study claims
the Campbell River Mirror
Coho salmon swim at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Capilano River ... A study by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is claiming that ...

Protecting the ocean, protecting our future at IMPAC5 - Welcome to NOAA Research
NOAA Research
NOAA joins global community leaders to strengthen marine protection and improve the blue economy. We live on a blue planet, critical to life on earth: ...

Crabbing industry loses fight to prevent fishing in critical Alaskan ecosystem 
Fox Weather
NOAA scientists are studying Alaska's marine ecosystems ... The emergency action would have potentially shut down designated zones in Bristol Bay ...

9.0 quake rocked the Pacific Coast 323 years ago and sent an 'orphan tsunami' to Japan
FOX Weather
Coastal communities recorded a mysterious tsunami reaching as high as 10 feet as it arrived at their shores, with no one feeling an earthquake that ...

 Coastal First Nations
VIDEO - In conversation with K̓áwáziɫ Marilyn Slett, CFN President and Chief Councillor of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, Xaad Xyaalaa Christine Smith-Martin, CFN Chief Executive Officer and Abúk Danielle Shaw Wuikinuxv Nation Chief Councillor about marine management.
 Coast Funds 
"It’s now more important than ever to ensure that the traditional use knowledge we possess is passed on so that future generations can continue to protect our natural resources.”
Learn more about the impact of #GuardianWatchmen programs.
Community Well-Being: Guardian Watchmen and Regional Monitoring Programs (Coast Funds)

 Coast Funds 
Great news! Through the Community Energy Diesel Reduction (CEDR) program, 12 First Nations will receive $7.1 million for renewable energy projects, community energy planning, and energy efficiency improvements.
For communities that need to use diesel to generate electricity, these projects will help lower costs, reduce emissions, and secure the energy they need for generations to come. 🌱
First Nations Invest in Community Energy Plans, Renewable Energy Projects (Coast Funds)

 Coast Funds 
GRAPHIC - By working together under the Ha-ma-yas Stewardship Network, #Na̲nwak̲olas members are building strong partnerships, sharing expertise, and sharing costs for training and technical services for their Guardian and #stewardship departments.

 Conservation through Reconciliation
“It’s breaking out of this box of what sustenance and sustainability, as far as being able to support yourself as a nation off your territory, looks like." - Naxginkw/Tara Marsden of Gitanyow Huwilp shares Gitanyow's land-use plan with The Narwhal.
Gitanyow celebrated the 10th anniversary of the plan in late September. The land-use plan is lauded as "an example of Indigenous and settler governments working together in a way that reflects the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
Read more:

Nature United
“It’s a special and untouched ecosystem that needs to stay intact. We have always known that. But now we’re asking for recognition to uphold our declaration.” - Jìnìk (Charmaine Thom), elected spokesperson for the Taku River Tlingit.
First Nation declares large portion of British Columbia’s Taku River watershed a protected area (The Globe and Mail)

 IMPAC 5 Canada 
GRAPHIC - Did you know that IMPAC5 has a podcast featuring interviews with climate change and ocean conservation experts? Search Protecting Blue Nature where you get your podcasts! Apple Spotify Google iHeartRadio

 IMPAC 5 Canada 
GRAPHIC - Connect with the endangered Southern Resident #Orcas at #IMPAC5’s Ocean Expo, Feb 4-8. Vision3 and Microsoft join forces with Southern Gulf Island Whale Sighting Network to bring this shared #hololens2 experience to the Pacific NW for the first time. #MPA #CriticalDistance
Ocean Decade 
VIDEO     🔊 Sound On 🔊
🎵 The Ocean Decade Research Programme on the Maritime Acoustic Environment (OD-MAE) promotes scientific #knowledge, new #technologies, and approaches to #data collection & dissemination to facilitate the use of sound for analyzing, evaluating and predicting ocean-life systems. 🐋
🌊 Want to join the movement? OD-MAE is currently receiving project submissions under the Call for Actions No. 04/2022 by 31 January 2023.👉

 Hakai Institute - Shared The Nature Conservancy in California's post
VIDEO - TNC Ocean Scientist Vienna Saccomanno is on a mission to map kelp strongholds on California's North Coast 🌊
We can't save kelp if we don't know where it is, and Vienna's team is using drones to find it. Meet nature's new eye in the sky. Thank you to our partners at Hakai Institute for their partnership on this episode.

 Hakai Magazine
323 years ago, at 9 pm on January 26, 1700, a magnitude 9 earthquake rocked the Pacific Northwest coast. The terrifying event was preserved for centuries in the oral histories of Indigenous communities throughout the region.
The Great Quake and the Great Drowning (Hakai Magazine)

 Hakai Magazine 
Gray whale populations have plunged 38 percent since their peak in 2015 and 2016. Our latest #InGraphicDetail shows their population in flux. Written by Marina Wang.
In Graphic Detail: Gray Whales in Flux (Hakai Magazine)
GRAPHIC - As #IMPAC5 approaches, we are celebrating the ocean! On Tuesday, join us for our Youth Leadership Speaker Night with the CPAWS-BC Youth Leaders in Conservation Program's Ashley Bordignon and Nelly Leo.
GRAPHIC - As #IMPAC5 approaches, we are celebrating the ocean! On Tuesday, join us for our Youth Leadership Speaker Night with Year of the Salish Sea's Emma Kingsland and Tasha Romeyn.
 West Coast Environmental Law 
GRAPHIC - “Climate emotions are not all negative so to speak. There are also these other positive and uplifting experiences. Protecting coral reefs is an act of love. Feeling the injustice [of climate events] is a fierce, protective, caring and nurturing instinct.”
In the lead-up to IMPAC 5 Canada next week (Feb 3-9), Britt Wray, climate psychologist and #IMPAC5 keynote speaker, discusses the complex array of emotions felt in the face of climate change and how we can channel emotions into collective environmental action and change.
You can listen to the full #ProtectBlueNature podcast ep here!

 Ocean Networks Canada
In November, ONC's integrated deep-sea and land sensor networks detected the #Tofino 4.8 magnitude #earthquake 43 seconds before ground shaking hit Victoria and Vancouver.
This was made possible by ONC’s integrated deep-sea and land sensor network, located close to the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
We are working with partners to launch an earthquake notification system, so operators of critical infrastructure in #BC can activate safety and emergency response measures and notify those in harm’s way.
Read about it here 👉
Times Colonist Environment and Natural Resources in Canada

 Pacific Salmon Foundation
PSF’s Community Salmon Program granted $227,828 to 48 grassroots salmon stewardship projects across B.C. Congratulations and thank you to recipients who take action to conserve and rehabilitate Pacific salmon and their habitats!
Learn about two projects and find out how you can apply for funding 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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