Safeguarding B.C.’s Coastal Waters: Marine Protected Areas for Fishing, Tourism and Communities
Oceans and fresh water British Columbia, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Water systems, Protecting coastal waters, Industry, Land use, Community and culture, Eco-assets, Economics, Policy, Conservation, Natural capital
Marine protected areas safeguard our natural treasures, as well as coastal economies. A vast majority of British Columbians are asking for greater marine protection in the Canadian Pacific. Political and financial commitments are needed to meet Canada’s national and international commitments to establish a network of marine protected areas by 2020.
This report is part of a series on marine planning and protected areas.