PNCIMA

Engagement in PNCIMA

Stakeholder participation was critical to the development of the PNCIMA plan.
To achieve effective participation, a variety of tools and mechanisms were developed to encourage ongoing engagement and to document the views and knowledge of stakeholders, communities and the general public. These tools and mechanisms are outlined in the figure to the right.

The Integrated Oceans Advisory Committee (IOAC)

The PNCIMA Integrated Oceans Advisory Committee (IOAC) was a central component of the PNCIMA planning process and was essential in facilitating ongoing engagement with stakeholders as the process evolved. The IOAC was established as a multi-sector advisory body to provide guidance on the planning process, its outputs and the implementation of the integrated management plan. The IOAC consisted of participants from industry, regional districts, recreational groups, environmental non-governmental organizations and other interested parties. First Nations and federal and provincial governments participated as ex-officio members in order to provide feedback on IOAC discussions. IOAC members and alternates are listed in the table below.

IOAC Terms of Reference

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Sector Members Alternates
MARINE TRANSPORTATION Stephen Brown
Chamber of Shipping of BC
Ross Cameron
BC Ferries
  Kaity Stein
International Ship-Owner's Alliance
Phillip Nelson
Council of Marine Carriers
RENEWABLE ENERGY Matt Burns
Naikun Wind Energy Group
Bill Johnson
Focus Environmental Inc.
NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY Kim Johnson
Shell


Christa Seaman
Shell

Ken MacDonald
Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines
AQUACULTURE Richard Opala
Marine Harvest
David Minato
BC Salmon Farmer's Association
Roberta Stevenson

BC Shellfish Grower's Association
ENVIRONMENTAL NGO Kim Wright
Living Oceans Society
Bill Wareham
David Suzuki Foundation
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Kitimat-Stikine
Bob Corless
Kitimat-Stikine Regional District
Andrew Webber
Kitimat-Stikine Regional District
LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Mt Waddington

Doug Aberly
Mt Waddington Regional District
Heidi Soltau
Mt Waddington Regional District
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Strathcona
Jim Abram
Strathcona Regional District
 John MacDonald
Strathcona Regional District
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Central Coast
Brian Lande
Central Coast Regional District
 
RECREATION Nick Heath
Sea Kayaking Association of BC Outdoor Recreation Council of BC
Alan Thomson
Recreational Canoeing Association of BC
TOURISM Evan Loveless
Wilderness Tourism Association
 
RECREATIONAL FISHERIES Urs Thomas
Sport Fishing Advisory Board
Jeremy Maynard
Sport Fishing Advisory Board

Rupert Gale
Sport Fishing Advisory Board
COMMERCIAL FISHERIES Jim McIsaac
T Buck Suzuki Foundation

Lorena Hamer
Commercial Fishing Caucus
BC Seafood Alliance
Herring Research & Conservation Society
Arnie Nagy (interim)
United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union

Christina Burridge (interim)
BC Seafood Alliance

Dan Edwards
(interim)
Area A Crab

Subregional Advisory Forums

The integration of local perspectives and knowledge are key to effective marine planning. This sentiment has been strongly expressed in many coastal communities throughout PNCIMA. In March, 2011, advisory forums were held in PNCIMA communities in order to provide broader opportunities for localized input on key PNCIMA issues and topics.

Visit our Meeting Hub to see the meeting materials and video from the March 2011 forums.

Workshops and Meetings

Several workshops were convened through the plan development process to conduct in-depth analysis and promote discussion about specific topics. Workshop participants were invited based on their interest, experience, and expertise in the topics being addressed.

The following workshops were held to focus on key informational pieces relating to the development of the PNCIMA plan:

Socio-Economic and Cultural Workshop     February 9-10, 2010    Prince Rupert, BC
The goal of the workshop was to obtain expert, area-specific input into the development of a socio-economic and cultural overview and assessment (SECOA) that supports the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) initiative. Participants from industry, academia, communities, First Nations, and government reviewed pilot work on a report discussing the socio-economic and cultural features within PNCIMA. Participants identified relevant data sources, described socio-economic trends in marine activities and their communities, critiqued draft sections of the report, and helped draft plans and content for other sections of the report.
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View the final SECOA Report and Appendix
Socio-economic and Cultural Overview and Assessment (SECOA) Report for the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area
Socio-economic and Cultural Overview and Assessment (SECOA) Report for the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area: Appendix Report

Valued Ecosystem Components Workshop    November 30, 2011    Richmond, BC
A workshop to explore methods for identifying Valued Ecosystem Components (VECs), and to consider information available to inform the development of ecological VECs in PNCIMA was held by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) on November 30, 2011 in Richmond BC. Approximately 40 people attended the workshop, including members and alternates of the Integrated Oceans Advisory Committee, scientists, and provincial and federal government managers and planners.

The workshop objectives were to:
  1. build understanding of the concept of VECs;
  2. identify information available that can inform the development of VECs in PNCIMA;
  3. review strengths, limitations, and gaps in the information available;
  4. review different methods used in the identification of VECs and explore their applicability to PNCIMA planning; and
  5. identify lessons learned from other experiences with VECs
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Valued Socio-Economic Components Workshop    February 14, 2012    Richmond, BC
A workshop to explore methods for identifying and selecting valued socio-economic components (VSECs), and to consider information available to inform the development of VSECs for PNCIMA was held by Fisheries and Oceans Canada on February 14, 2012 in Richmond BC. The focus of the day was on “how” to work with VSECs, rather than identifying specific VSECs for PNCIMA. Approximately 50 people attended the workshop, including members and alternates of the Integrated Oceans Advisory Committee, social scientists, stakeholders, First Nations representatives, and provincial and federal government managers and planners.

The workshop objectives were to:
  1. Build shared understanding of the concept of VSECs and how they have been applied to marine planning initiatives elsewhere.
  2. Explore how VSECs can best be applied within PNCIMA.
  3. Review different methods of identifying VSECs.
  4. Review draft criteria for refining and synthesizing socio-economic and cultural VSECs.
  5. Identify information that may be relevant to inform a list of potential VSECs for PNCIMA.
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Existing Advisory Processes

Throughout plan development, the PNICMA initiative discussed issues relevant to specific sectors or areas through existing advisory processes, as applicable. Recommendations were brought to these bodies for response and comment, which then informed the nature of the plan.