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 17 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.

MaPP News

MaPP Receives the Transformative Project Award at the 21st Annual Coastal Ocean Awards

Excellence in Aquatic Research and Conservation Celebrated at Coastal Ocean Awards
Vancouver, B.C. – Leaders in ocean science and conservation made waves this week at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, as British Columbia’s best and brightest gathered at the sold-out 21st Annual Coastal Ocean Awards.

First created in 1995, the awards program was created as a tribute to the Aquarium’s founding director, Dr. Murray A. Newman. It’s grown since then; the annual dinner now celebrates those at the forefront of marine science, conservation, art, technology, volunteerism, communication, and philanthropy.

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