Against its stunning backdrop, Canada’s Pacific coast supports a variety of industries important to the B.C. economy and to coastal communities. This report examines the important and often under-valued role that healthy ocean ecosystems provide to our economy. It demonstrates how investing in marine planning and protective measures are the best way to protect our economy and communities.
Part of a series of reports on marine planning and protected areas. Read more:
- Safeguarding B.C.’s coastal waters: marine protected areas for fishing, tourism and communities
- Marine protected areas 101: key design principles of MPAs
- Committing to effective marine protected areas
- Protecting your community’s coastal assets: local leadership in marine planning