ABOUT MARINE PLANNING
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Balancing different ocean uses while protecting marine ecosystems is a challenge faced by people around the world. Proactive and coordinated efforts to manage human activities will ensure healthy oceans for present and future generations.
Making it happen on Haida Gwaii
In 2006, the Council of the Haida Nation established the Haida Marine Work Group. This group identified priorities for the development of the Haida Gwaii Marine Use Plan. The Work Group is supported by the Haida Oceans Technical Team and continues to meet to discuss marine planning. It includes representatives of the CHN, hereditary leaders, Old Massett Village Council, Skidegate Band Council, and members of the Haida public.
To inform its work, the Work Group commissioned two studies – a Haida Marine Traditional Knowledge Study and Haida Gwaii Marine Market Sector Analysis. The Haida Marine Work Group also sought input from the broader Haida community.
In September 2011, the CHN established the Haida Gwaii Marine Advisory Committee,
a group of individuals with experience and knowledge, about the waters around Haida
Gwaii. Several months later, First Nations, including the Haida Nation, and BC launched
the Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP) process and work began on the
Haida Gwaii Marine Plan, which is a component of the MaPP process.
What’s going on?
There are four marine planning projects underway for Haida Gwaii. Although the processes
fall under different legislation and are proceeding on different timelines, the agencies are
coordinating their activities.
Haida Gwaii Marine Plan