Healthy coastal ecosystems are essential for maintaining biodiversity and liveable coastal communities, providing critical habitat, water quality protection, food and medicinal plants for harvesting, lessening of coastal erosion, resilience to climate change, and flood regulation.
Browse our recent publications, including reports, briefs, submissions to government, and other materials.
Use the search criteria to filter by topic, date, author and/or keywords.
This report reviews the trends, changes, and projections which have been studied in British Columbia’s coastal habitats and species, with a focus on those under provincial
The Lower Fraser River and its estuary host a remarkable diversity of species within a globally important ecosystem, including its role as one of the greatest salmon bearing rivers in the world.
British Columbia is one of the few coastal jurisdictions in North America that does not have a coastal law or strategy.
British Columbia’s iconic coast extends for tens of thousands of kilometres and is relied upon by millions of people. It is one of the largest coastal jurisdictions in the world.
In the wake of BC’s historic decision to enshrine the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into law, Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative and West Coast Environmental Law teamed up to explore future possib
BC exercises considerable jurisdiction in the marine and coastal realm, and works closely with other levels of government who share this jurisdiction – including Indigenous, federal and local governments.
In 2015, Ministerial mandate letters charged three federal Ministers with responsibility for reforms on fisheries, protected areas, shipping, and wildlife protection.
In summer 2019, Parks Canada requested feedback on proposed revisions to policy and regulations related to National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs). This submission outlines key recommendations from SeaBlue Canada to strengthen these policies to better protect biodiversity and effectively manag
In 2003, southern resident killer whales (SRKWs) were listed as Endangered, the most serious “at risk” status under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). More recently, federal Fisheries and Environment Ministers determined that the SRKWs faced an ‘imminent threat’ to their survival.