The Implementation Agreement for the Haida Gwaii sub-region was announced on Aug. 3, 2016.
- Implementation agreements confirm the partners’ approach to implementation of the marine plans in each sub-region and are consistent with the recommendations contained in each sub-regional marine plan.
- Implementation agreements are the formal agreements between the Province and partner First Nations that outline the intent to collaborate on marine plan implementation, organizational structures, and general provisions on how governments will work together.
Download the Haida Gwaii Implementation Agreement.
Plan Implementation, Monitoring & Amendment
The marine plan is implemented through the application of plan direction to the evaluation and management of marine uses and activities. Implementation of the marine plan will be guided and overseen through the development of a Haida Gwaii Marine Plan Implementation Agreement.
Objectives and strategies in this marine plan will be implemented on a priority basis, as set out in the Haida Gwaii Marine Plan Implementation Agreement (refer to the Haida Gwaii Marine Plan Overview for key outcomes and priority actions).
The key outcomes by topic area are:
Integrated Governance Framework
- Government-to-government frameworks.
- Ongoing stakeholder engagement.
Marine Economic Development
- Successful Haida Gwaii marine economy.
- Sustainable recreational fishery.
- Sustainable shellfish aquaculture.
EBM Monitoring and Research
- Increased monitoring and restoration of marine resources.
- Enhanced management and research.
Compliance and Enforcement
- Co-ordinated terrestrial and marine compliance and enforcement.
MPA Network Planning
- Designation of candidate marine protected areas.
Communications and Education
- Increased awareness and understanding of the marine plan.
Geographic Response Planning
- Preparedness for marine emergencies.
The goal is to implement all strategies in the marine plan over the longer term, as funding and other resources permit.
Monitoring will occur to track plan performance and plan effectiveness. The status of performance indicators will be reported each year in an annual report and a comprehensive monitoring report on the status of ecological and human well-being indicators will be published every five years.
Where appropriate, the plan will be revised over time to reflect changing circumstances and conditions as they arise. This adaptive approach is fundamental to EBM and will allow for improved management and responsible stewardship by the Haida Nation and Province of B.C. over the short and long term.