MAP-Overall_Study_AreaMarine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP)

Quick Links to Sub-Regional Marine Plans and Marine Plan Overviews 

Watch the VIDEO of the MaPP Announcement, April 27, 2015

The MaPP initiative is a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and 18 member First Nations that developed marine use plans for B.C.’s North Pacific Coast. The MaPP region is divided into four sub-regions: Haida Gwaii, North Coast, Central Coast and North Vancouver Island.

The initiative used the best available science and local and traditional knowledge to develop four sub-regional plans and is in the process of completing a regional action framework.

Marine stakeholders representing multiple sectors provided input and advice to the process via advisory committees: four sub-regional and one regional. In addition, a Science Advisory Committee gave expert technical and scientific knowledge and advice throughout the planning process.

The MaPP plans provide recommendations for key areas of marine management, including uses, activities and protection. The plans inform decisions regarding the sustainable economic development and stewardship of British Columbia’s coastal marine environment. Learn more.

The four sub-regional marine plans were completed in April 2015 and the regional action framework is scheduled for completion by Spring 2016. View 10 things you need to know about MaPP.