British Columbia’s coasts and oceans provide billions of dollars in economic benefits. This report describes easily accessible resources local governments can use to maintain aquatic ecosystem value and productivity, including maps and tools to guide decisions and bylaws regarding management of activities on land, and in intertidal and sub-tidal zones.
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
- Making our coasts work: healthy oceans, healthy economies, healthy communities