Give YOUR FEEDBACK on Parks Canada’s
proposed National Marine Conservation Area
The Southern Strait of Georgia is an incredibly rich part of our inland sea with unique marine habitats and a huge diversity of marine life. It is also bustling with human activities.
A National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) will help ensure that the special species and their habitats are protected, and the wide array of human uses – from fishing to shipping to whale watching and more – are sustainably managed.
Keeping this marine environment healthy matters for everyone who lives in or visits our coastal communities, or enjoys the sea’s rich harvest! For this reason, a network of non-governmental organizations (see bottom of this page) is supporting this site to engage the public so their voice can be heard.
TAKE ACTION: Send in your feedback - we've made it easy!
Parks Canada is finalizing plans for a new National Marine Conservation Area in the Southern Strait of Georgia. Public opinion counts – your feedback will influence the outcome!
- Write your letter on the proposed NMCA in the form provided below.
- Fill in your name and address – this is so the recipients of your comments know who sent it.
- Press SEND! Your feedback will be delivered to Parks Canada and the listed key politicians.
I'm no expert, what can I say?
Parks Canada and your local politicians want to know why the Southern Strait of Georgia is special to YOU, and why YOU believe there should be a large National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA).
They also want to hear your comments on the proposed boundary and other establishment measures.
Some points you may wish to make:
- The proposed north and south boundaries are good, but the large rectangular area NE of Galiano and Valdes Islands should be added back into the National Marine Conservation Area.
- The National Marine Conservation Area boundary should extend up to the high tide line and include important near-shore ocean habitats (e.g. areas adjacent to provincial parks).
- Parks Canada should assume management responsibility for the entire National Marine Conservation Area at once, rather than phasing it in over many years.
- The National Marine Conservation Area should include a network of core “no take” areas that are fully protected.
Complete the form below, and your message will be sent to all the government representatives listed on the right side of the form.