Plan ImplementationThe success of the PNCIMA plan depends on continued participation, support and commitment from the Government of Canada (and its various departments), the Province of British Columbia, participating First Nations, local governments and stakeholders to advance its objectives and implement its strategies. A collaborative approach to plan implementation will help ensure the coexistence of healthy, fully functioning ecosystems and human communities.
A true measure of the plan’s success will be how well the EBM framework and its associated tools are integrated into the regular course of business for federal, provincial, and First Nation governments, along with stakeholders.
While all of the strategies identified in the EBM framework are important elements of a holistic approach to EBM in PNCIMA, five priorities that address many of the EBM strategies will be the focus of near-term plan implementation.
- governance arrangements for implementation
- marine protected area network planning
- monitoring and adaptive management
- integrated economic opportunities
- tools to support plan implementation
These priorities will be implemented within existing programs and resources, where possible. Some strategies and associated actions may ultimately lead to the identification of new work which will be implemented as funding permits. As plan implementation evolves, new priorities may be identified that reflect emerging interests and priorities of the planning partners.
Implementation of these priorities will be based on the recognition that they relate to and support one another, in the same way that elements of the EBM framework are interconnected. Collaborative development of work plans associated with these priorities and shared implementation will strengthen that integration.