The BC coast is a global treasure. It makes British Columbia unique, beautiful and abundant. That’s why it’s so hard to believe BC is one of the only coastal jurisdictions in North America without a united plan and law to protect it. We’ve inherited a jumble of regulations and laws overseen by different ministries and departments. It’s time for a renovation!
Let’s thoughtfully draw a blueprint for the coast. A blueprint, co-designed with Indigenous nations, that ensures marine life and coastal communities get the future they deserve.

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Let’s honour the ocean with a BC Coastal Marine Strategy

In 1992, Canada first proposed the idea of a World Oceans Day at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, as a day to encourage protection of the ocean and the sustainable management of its resources. Twenty-nine years later, on World Oceans Day 2021, the message of World Oceans Day is needed now more than […]

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#RT @redeyeradio: TOMORROW AT 11:05 | Stephanie Hewson of West Coast Environmental Law on a recent guide to legal tools available to protect our coasts, from January | @WCELaw @Blueprint4Coast

The latest Health of the Salish Sea Report finds concerning declines in many #ocean health indicators. Further underscoring why a BC coastal strategy is needed now more than ever. cc: @Blueprint4Coast https://www.coastreporter.net/bc-news/how-healthy-is-the-salish-sea-canada-us-study-tracks-ecosystem-decline-3957023 #bcpoli #CoastalStrategyBC #SalishSea #SRKW

Part of my work for the people of BC is to bring in Coastal Marine Strategy. Not just a new strategy but the first ever for our coast. "A once-in-a-generation opportunity ... to ensure marine life and coastal communities get the future they deserve"


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