Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area (MPA) Consultations

Bowie Seamount logoTo the Haida Nation, the indigenous people who played a key role to establish the Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area, the submarine volcano is called Sgaan Kinghlas. In their language it means "Supernatural Being Looking Outward". This seamount has long been recognized by the Haida Nation as a special and protected place.

MPA Information

Due to its biologically rich and unique nature as well as its vulnerability to over exploitation the Bowie Seamount (Sgaan Kinghlas) was designated Canada’s seventh Marine Protected Area on April 17, 2008. Continue reading: Oceans Program - Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area

Bowie Seamount Management Board

A Management Board for the Bowie Seamount Protected Area was established through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in April 2007 between the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nations (CHN). The MOU confirms the commitment to facilitate the cooperative management and planning of the MPA and demonstrates the shared goal of DFO and the CHN to protect and conserve Bowie Seamount for present and future generations.

The Management Board provides a process for the parties to exchange views and provide advice to the Minister of Fisheries & Oceans and the Council of the Haida Nation on the planning and management of the Protected Area.

Seamount Advisory Committee

An Advisory Body for the Protected Area will provide an open forum for the sharing of information and ideas between groups that might not otherwise interact, and further serves as an important connection between the Management Board, the Government of Canada, the Council of the Haida Nations, the larger marine community and the general public.

Bowie Seamount Meetings

Date Meeting Location Meeting Materials
March 12, 2013 Management Board Conference Call Conference Call Summary Notes
January 22, 2013 Management Board Conference Call Conference Call Summary Notes
November 21, 2012 Management Board Massett, BC  
September 18, 2012 Management Board Massett, BC  
September 7, 2012 Management Board Conference Call  
June 25, 2012 Management Board Massett, BC  
June 7, 2012 Management Board Conference Call Minutes
December 2, 2011 Management Board Meeting with the CSA Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC Minutes
December 1, 2011 Management Board Massett, BC Minutes
June 28-29, 2011 Advisory Body Skidegate, Haida Gwaii Agenda
Minutes
March 21, 2011 Advisory Body Conference Call

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February 25, 2011 Management Board Masset, BC Minutes

DFO Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area, please contact:

skbmpa@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

or

Integrated Coastal Zone Manager Amy Wakelin

Phone: 250-627-3492
Fax: 250-627-3480

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement
417-2nd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8

Bowie Seamount, Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi), Neil McDaniel photo

Bowie Seamount

Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi), Neil McDaniel photo