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 and regulation, 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.