Strategic Direction

Integrated Marine Use Plan

Central Coast First Nations Marine Use Plan – Executive Summary

The Central Coast First Nations Marine Use Plan is a strategic document to guide the management of human activities in the territories of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations. The plan is comprehensive and covers jurisdiction, resource management, economic development and capacity needs across all sectors of the marine market and non-market economy.

Executive Summary (PDF)


Central Coast Marine Plan

The Central Coast Marine Plan is the result of a cooperative planning process, led by the Province of British Columbia and the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations, called the Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP). The purpose of the plan is to identify acceptable marine uses that support sustainable communities while protecting and, where necessary, restoring marine ecosystems. The plan brings together science, Aboriginal traditional knowledge, and local knowledge.

Central Coast Marine Plan (PDF)


CCIRA Strategic Plan 2022-2026

This strategic plan is the result of intensive planning discussions held in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 with the CCIRA Board of Directors, Nation leadership, Stewardship Directors and technical staff. The plan articulates CCIRA’s updated vision and mission, and outlines the goals and objectives for the next 5 years that will guide the work towards achieving them.

CCIRA Strategic Plan 2022-26 (PDF)