Central Coast Nations continue to work toward implementing a Marine Protected Areas network. Here’s a summary of next steps!
Central Coast Nations are working to design and implement a Marine Protected Area network that will benefit marine ecosystems and uplift our cultures.
CCIRA is seeking to hire an Executive Director, who will be responsible for the development, management and oversight of all programs.
The planning process to establish a Marine Protected Areas (MPA) network in Heiltsuk, Kitasoo Xai’xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations’ territories has been ongoing for 17 years, since 2006. There have been dozens of Nation Stewardship and Marine Use Committee Meetings, and substantial input from each Nation’s leadership, key community knowledge holders, elders, science and marine…
Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation declare a new Marine Protected Area in Gitdisdzu Lugyeks (Kitasu Bay) a culturally and ecologically rich area.
Last month, CCIRA representatives were invited to share insights on the effectiveness of the scientific approach within Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
New BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund investment will enhance First Nations-led catch monitoring on the Central Coast.
Our 2020/2021 report highlights the ongoing efforts of Central Coast Nations to move from vision to concrete action.
Over the past year, CCIRA focused on immediate action to minimize the negative impacts of the salmon crisis on Central Coast communities and work towards restoring salmon populations.
The MPA Network will play an essential role in supporting Nations’ traditional marine management practices and cultural harvesting into the future.