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 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.