Marine Use Analysis of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area

Posted September 15, 2007 | Categories : Federal Stewardship,Maps,Marine Reserves,Reports |

S. MacConnachie, J. Hillier, and S. Butterfield

Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement Branch Fisheries and Oceans Canada
4166 Departure Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC

V9T 4B7 Canada


Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2677


MacConnachie, S., Hiller, J., and Butterfield, S. 2007. Marine Use Analysis for the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci 2677: viii + 188 p.

This report provides an overview of various human activities in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). The PNCIMA is one of several Large Ocean Management Areas created for ecosystem based management of human use in marine areas by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The PNCIMA includes the Pacific coast of British Columbia from the Canada-Alaska border to Brooks Peninsula on Vancouver Island and Quadra Island and Bute Inlet. The Marine Use Analysis (MUA) is intended to introduce interested stakeholders to current data, references, general trends and spatial representations pertaining to human activities within the PNCIMA marine environment. Alternate energy, aquaculture, commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, conservation areas, cruise industry, shipping and transportation, ports, defense and security, mining, oil and gas exploration and forestry are reviewed in this report.

See the full PDF:Marine-use-PNCI