An essential benefit of a geographic response plan is the process – ensuring partnerships between all levels of government (First Nations, provincial, and federal) and industry.
Indicators are used to monitor and assess the status or trend of a system. The information can assist decision makers with detecting changes and provide a basis for adjusting decisions or actions.
Salmon production accounts for 40% of all seafood production in B.C. and salmon products generate about 53% of the total wholesale value of all B.C. seafood.
MaPP sub-regional plans include objectives and strategies to increase the economic value of seafood products and promote local processing activities for the benefit of First Nations and coastal communities.
Depths range from 10 metres to 2,500 metres in the MaPP planning area.
Cruise ships, ferries and other passenger craft make up 18 per cent of marine traffic in the MaPP planning area.
Towboats and tugboats account for 40 per cent of all marine traffic in the MaPP planning area.
The MaPP planning area includes two commercial ports, two cruise ship ports, 19 ferry terminals, 41 public wharves, 150 resorts and marinas and 28 small craft harbours.
A female salmon produces anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 eggs.
There are seven species of salmon and trout in the Pacific and they have been around for seven million years – pink, chum, chinook, sockeye, coho, steelhead, and cutthroat trout.