General · 7th April 2014
The Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP) is a co-led process between 18 First Nations and the Government of the Province of British Columbia that is planning for marine uses on B.C.’s North Pacific Coast, now and into the future. The MaPP initiative is notable also for the diversity of stakeholders it brings together and the number of marine uses, activities and values it addresses.
Marine planning is happening in many countries around the world. It is the marine equivalent of land-use or urban planning. As our oceans become busier with increasing commercial, industrial and recreational activity, there is a growing need for marine planning to help guide decisions about the use of our oceans.
The MaPP marine plans, when implemented, will help to create opportunities for sustainable economic development, support the well-being of coastal communities and protect the marine environment. Find out more about this important initiative for VI at the link below.
There is a meeting regarding the local are at the Maritime Heritage Centre on April 14th, 5:30 to 8:30.