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Wednesday, December 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
E2. Marine Protected Areas

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Marine protected areas research from design to management of impacts
  • Stephen Ban - Challenges for MPA Establishment in BC 
  • Sonia Jind and Jacob Chila - Integrating marine ecology research into MPA Network design
  • Carrie Robb - Incorporating cumulative effects into MPA network planning in the Northern Shelf Bioregion


Stephen Ban

BC Parks
British Columbia's first provincial park with a marine component was established over a century ago in 1911, but it took another 50 years before a marine provincial park was established for the express purpose of protecting biological rather than recreational marine values. Today... Read More →


Sonia Jind

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - BC Chapter
The Government of Canada, Province of BC, and 17 First Nations have committed to creating a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) off northern BC’s pacific coast.  How can we ensure that the necessary science is being meaningfully integrated into that planning process?  At... Read More →

Carrie Robb

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
In the Northern Shelf Bioregion (NSB) along the North Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC), the Governments of Canada, BC, and 16 First Nations are developing a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). MPA networks are designed and implemented globally to meet a range of biodiversity... Read More →

Wednesday December 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
  Concurrent Sessions
  • Moderator Stephen Ban
  • AV Assistant Joel Lavigueur