SGaan Kinghlas–Bowie Seamount Gin siigee tl’a damaan kinggangs gin k’aalaagangs Marine Protected Area Management Plan 2019

SGaan Kinghlas–Bowie Seamount Gin siigee tl’a damaan kinggangs gin k’aalaagangs Marine Protected Area Management Plan 2019

SGaan Kinghlas–Bowie Seamount Gin siigee tl’a damaan kinggangs gin k’aalaagangs Marine Protected Area Management Plan 2019 (PDF, 7.40 MB)

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2 Cooperative Governance

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Haida Nation, as represented by the CHN, and Canada, as represented by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, confirms a commitment to a relationship based on mutual respect and understanding and facilitates the cooperative planning and management of the SK-B MPA, including an adaptive co-management approach. It demonstrates the shared responsibility of the Haida Nation and Canada (the “parties”) to protect and conserve the SK-B MPA for the benefit, education and enjoyment of present and future generations. With this understanding, both parties agreed to work together through a Management Board to develop this Plan to contribute to the protection of the SK-B MPA.

The Management Board consists of two CHN representatives and two Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) representatives designated by the respective parties. The Management Board seeks to operate on a consensus basis and submits recommendations to the CHN and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for their respective consideration.

Management of the SK-B MPA is further supported by advice from an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is a multi-stakeholder group that works collaboratively to provide advice to the Management Board regarding planning and management of the MPA.

The Haida Nation, Government of Canada, and Province of BC are also working collaboratively on other marine planning initiatives on the Pacific coast (see Box 2). Although these processes are governed by different legislation and are proceeding on different timelines, the governments and agencies involved are taking a coordinated approach with the goal of well-aligned and complementary marine initiatives.

Box 2. Other Cooperative Processes

The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area or PNCIMA Plan (DFO, First Nations, and the Province of BC) was completed in 2013 and endorsed in early 2017. The Haida Gwaii Marine Plan developed through the Marine Plan Partnership (including the CHN and the Province of BC) was completed in 2015, and the Gwaii Haanas Land–Sea–People Management Plan (CHN, DFO, and Parks Canada) was completed in 2018.

In addition, the Government of Canada, Province of BC and Indigenous peoples are working together to design and establish a network of MPAs for the Northern Shelf Bioregion (NSB). Although the SK-B MPA falls outside of the NSB, linkages between the MPA and other protected areas within the NSB are an important consideration for effective and coordinated planning and management of the MPA and the broader network.

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