Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area (MPA) Consultations
To 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.
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
|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
|March 21, 2011||Advisory Body||Conference Call||
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|February 25, 2011||Management Board||Masset, BC||Minutes|
If you have any questions regarding the Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area, please contact:
Integrated Coastal Zone Manager Amy Wakelin
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement
417-2nd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
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