The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) Initiative

DescriptionThe PNCIMA initiative’s aim is to engage all interested and affected parties in the collaborative development and implementation of an integrated management plan to ensure a healthy, safe and prosperous ocean area. PNCIMA stretches from Canada’s northern border with Alaska south to Bute Inlet on the mainland, across to Campbell River on the east side of Vancouver Island and the Brooks Peninsula on the west side of Vancouver Island. The PNCIMA has developed a plan that is high level and strategic, providing direction on and commitment to integrated, ecosystem-based and adaptive management of marine activities and resources in the planning area. The PNCIMA website includes a link to the 2017 plan as well as comprehensive information towards marine planning including plan development, implementation, valued ecosystem and socio-economic components and case studies.

The Atlas of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area is a reference document comprised of a large selection of maps and accompanying text relevant to the PNCIMA planning process. It includes maps displaying information relevant to the geographical context, communities, physical oceanography, hydrology, ecology, commercial fisheries, recreation and tourism, aquaculture, energy, forestry, point source pollution and marine transportation in the area.

Key Words: ocean management plan, ecosystem, marine, socio-economic, atlas, maps

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Lead Organization  Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA)
Regional Focus  Kitimat-Stikine, Skeena/Queen Charlotte, Central Coast
Status  On-going
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