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The Haida Gwaii and North Vancouver Island draft Marine Plans are now available for public review and comment.

Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP)

The MaPP initiative is a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and 18 member First Nations that is planning for marine uses and long-term ocean health on B.C.’s North Pacific Coast.

The MaPP study area is divided into four sub-regions: Haida Gwaii, North Coast, Central Coast and North Vancouver Island.

The initiative is using the best available science and local and traditional knowledge to develop four sub-regional plans and a regional priorities plan.

Marine stakeholders representing multiple sectors provide input and advice to the process via advisory committees: four sub-regional and one regional. In addition, the Science Advisory Committee provides expert technical and scientific knowledge and advice to assist the MaPP initiative in meeting its objectives.

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

The four sub-regional marine plans and the regional priorities plan are scheduled for completion by June 2014. View 10 things you need to know about MaPP.

MaPP News

North Vancouver Island draft Marine Plan public review begins

The North Vancouver Island draft Marine Plan is now available for public review and comment. To review the draft plan, learn about community meetings in Campbell River, Port McNeil and Port Hardy and provide comments please visit North Vancouver Island Draft Plan for Input. The public review period runs to May 15, 2014. To learn more about the Marine Planning Partnership, watch the MaPP video.

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Haida Gwaii draft Marine Plan public review begins

The Haida Gwaii draft Marine Plan is now available for public review and comment. Draft plans for the other three MaPP sub-regions, North Vancouver Island, North Coast and Central Coast, will be available for public review in the coming weeks. Comments to the proposed Haida Gwaii draft Marine Plan are welcome from members of the public and the Haida Nation from April 2 – May 7, 2014.

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Public consultation on MaPP draft marine plans

The MaPP initiative will soon be releasing draft marine plans for public review. Following internal reviews by both partners, each of the MaPP sub-regions – Haida Gwaii, Central Coast, North Coast and North Vancouver Island – will seek public and stakeholder comments on its draft plans. Once released, you will find downloadable copies of the […]

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