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Why our coast needs a Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network.

Our Coast Needs your Help.

Industrial overfishing, bottom draggers, poachers, and foreign fleets are plundering the wealth of BC’s coast.

More than half the fish stocks in British Columbia are considered unhealthy, including numerous groundfish, as well as different salmon and herring populations.

The good news is there’s a proven way to protect our coast from these threats.

Marine Protected Area Networks are an extremely effective tool for rebuilding fisheries and food systems, recovering ecosystems, and ensuring coastal communities thrive into the future.

The Great Bear Sea MPA Network will not only protect 30 percent of the Great Bear Sea but will also supercharge abundance for commercial fishing because recovering fish populations spill out of the protected areas into adjacent fishing grounds. A Marine Protected Area Network on our coast is the solution.


A Kitasoo / Xai'xais First Nation Coastal Guardian monitoring the Gitdisdzu Lugyeks (Kitasu Bay) Marine Protected Area.
marine protected areas

What are Marine Protected Areas?

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are designated areas of the ocean and coastal regions which are managed to protect marine ecosystems, habitats, and species while also enhancing local and regional fishing stocks.

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