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.
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.