MAP-Overall_Study_AreaMarine 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 October 2014. View 10 things you need to know about MaPP.

MaPP News

MaPP progress update – extended to October 2014

The MaPP initiative is an ambitious project with many significant outcomes to be delivered by the end of June. To date, the initiative has developed four sub-regional draft marine plans, three of which have completed public input periods and are preparing for partner endorsement.

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MaPP participates in 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

MaPP marine coordination team members Charlie Short (Province of B.C.) and John Bones (Nanwakolas Council) represented MaPP at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle from April 30-May 2, 2014. MaPP science advisor Jo Smith and indicators consultant Andrew Day joined them to present on three topics: A collaborative approach to systematic marine protected area […]

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