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.
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.
The MPA Network will play an essential role in supporting Nations’ traditional marine management practices and cultural harvesting into the future.
Research from CCIRA and DFO scientists identifies key areas along the Central Coast that may be prime locations for marine protected areas (MPAs) given biodiversity and ecological features.
The Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations have signed a begun a collaborative process to establish a new National Marine Conservation Reserve.
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25 years from now things could look very different on the Central Coast. Ocean ecosystems could be healthier and fish populations more robust with a thriving food fishery for local people. These outcomes are some of the possible benefits from the implementation of the Government-to-Government-Government Northern Shelf Bioregion Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network process –…
Inside The Common Voice, issue number ten: MPA network updateCCIRA hires new staff, Oceans RFA formalizes collaborative marine management process…