Eastern Shore Islands Current Focus of MPA Designation Process
The Eastern Shore Islands area of interest (AOI) is leading the way in the Maritimes as far as the process goes in the design of a proposed marine protected area (MPA) under the Ocean’s Act.
“While DFO is exploring various AOIs across the country, the current focus of DFO’s Maritimes Region is on the Eastern Shore Islands AOI,” said DFO communications advisor Alex McNab, adding it’s important to note that “each AOI is unique, with its own processes and timelines.”
DFO is ...
Concern Continues Over Federal MPA Legislation
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are becoming an ever-increasing source of worry for fish harvesters.
With a draft plan for proposed MPAs across Canada due to be released in December and deadline of 2020 to double the protected coastal and marine areas in the country to 10 per cent, the ecological reserves are going to be a hot topic for many coastal communities and fishers in 2018.
“With an important item like MPAs everybody should be involved,” said Bernie Berry, President of the ...
Government Document is an Insult to Fishing Industry
I have read many Government of Canada documents.
Some of them caused me to roll my eyes, some of them caused chuckles, some were examples of great work and there has been one document that was the most insulting thing I have ever read.
That insulting document is the reason I write this letter.
The Canadian Government is about to designate a part of the ocean as an MPA (marine protected area). Before they do so, they are asking for input from the general public and the document they are ...