The BC coast is a global treasure. It makes British Columbia beautiful and abundant. Yet, the coast faces many threats–from pollution to loss of salmon habitat to overharvesting. That’s why it’s so hard to believe BC is one of the only coastal regions in North America without a cohesive plan and laws to protect it.

British Columbians are drawing a new 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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The path to green is blue: newly published research from Cowichan Estuary shows that marshlands store as much carbon as green forests. This work further demonstrates why our work to develop BC's first Coastal Marine Strategy is so important! https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-blue-marshlands-store-as-much-carbon-as-green-forests-study/

We're celebrating! Congratulate Minister Josie Osborne on her new appointment and emphasize the importance of a strong coastal marine strategy. https://blueprintforthecoast.ca/congrats/

Congratulations to the first Minister of Lands, Waters, and Resource Stewardship @Josie_Osborne. We look forward to continued progress on the development of the #BCCoastalMarineStrategy 🌊

#blueprintforthecoast #coastalmarinestrategy http://www.blueprintforthecoast.ca

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