We need the ocean.

Now the ocean needs us.

The beauty and health of our coast is under threat from climate change and human activities.
The Marine Protected Area network (MPAn) is a collaborative, holistic approach to protect British
Columbia’s Northern Shelf bioregion and our future.

Protect. Prosper. Preserve.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to review materials and provide input through the survey, map based survey, and through email submissions. Surveys closed on November 25. All input received is being reviewed for consideration. All materials will continue to be available on the website for your interest.

Please return back to the website over the coming weeks for updates on next steps.

The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and partner First Nations are seeking your input on a draft Network Action Plan. To review the draft NAP and its supporting documents, please go to the Network Action Plan page

There, you will find the draft Action Plan, the supporting compendium documents, an action plan summary, and the link to provide spatial input on an interactive map or  through surveys. See the events page and  interactive map for updates on the next sessions so you can be part of the process.

Curious to learn more about
our plans?
Explore the
Network Action Plan 

Read More

The survey is now closed. Materials continue to be made available on this site.
Please check back for updates on next steps.

Ready to share your thoughts about the plan? Attend a webinar or open house.

Coming Soon

Network Engagement Timeline

Webinars

Upcoming Public Engagement webinars and in-person hybrid sessions are listed below. Note that in-person sessions will be subject to provincial health orders and willingness of communities to host sessions.

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Did you know?

The MPAn will protect the
unique marine animals
and environments of B.C’s coast that attract
millions of tourists
each year, providing over

$20 billion

in revenue.

Tourism in
British Columbia
creates more than

161,000 jobs

The tourism industry
contributed nearly
$1.7 billion
in provincial taxes

in 2018.

Engagement Opportunities and Site Information Coming Soon

Events

MPA Network of the Northern Shelf Bioregion is a collaborative partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of BC and many First Nations

Partner First Nations

Gitga’at, Gitxaala, Haisla, Kitselas, Kitsumkalum, Metlakatla, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo Xai’xais, Nuxalk, Wuikinuxv, Mamalilikulla, Kwiakah, Tlowitsis, and Wei Wai Kum First Nations; and the Council of the Haida Nation.