Survey

West Coast Environmental Law and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society invite First Nations, local governments, communities, and stakeholders to join us in asking the provincial government to develop a strategy that addresses coastal governance, conservation, development, and climate change.

The aim of this survey is to identify the central issues that affect coastal communities. Our goal is to collaboratively develop a vision of a B.C. Coastal Strategy that ensures that our coast and ocean ecosystems are well managed, healthy, productive and support B.C. communities into the future.

For the following questions please tell us if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree or strongly disagree with the following objectives for a B.C. coastal strategy:

The Coastal Strategy should:

Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and require the Crown to recognize Indigenous jurisdiction and honour, maintain and restore Indigenous territories including the coast and ocean.

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Uphold and honour the responsibilities of all governments by coordinating governance along the coast.

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Prevent the loss of coastal habitat including loss due to climate change, sea-level rise and coastal development.

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Support secure, long-term, binding and enforceable marine-use plans.

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Support the protection and restoration of sensitive, vulnerable and ecologically important marine ecosystems.

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Recognize local government zoning and bylaws.

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Support sustainable ocean-dependent economic activities and jobs.

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Enhance food security by prioritizing local access to marine food resources.

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Address and identify potential solutions for marine pollution issues including marine plastics, debris and derelict vessels.

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Address and identify potential solutions for coastal communities to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Achieve vessel pollution prevention and emergency response along the entire coast.

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