What’s New

July 19, 2012

Since last fall we have been busy meeting with First Nations and local governments to hear their feedback on the proposal to establish a national marine conservation area (NMCA) reserve in the southern Strait of Georgia. We will continue to work together to better understand the social, cultural and economic values of this area.

Read our new Project Update (PDF, 2.8 Mb) to learn more about the NMCA reserve proposal.

Participate in opportunities to learn more about the rich marine heritage of the southern Strait of Georgia this summer!

Visit the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre aquarium and education centre in Sidney, BC and explore a new exhibit on the underwater wonders of the Salish Sea.

Hop onboard select sailings with BC Ferries and catch an interpretive program presented by the Coastal Naturalists.


Sidney, British Columbia, October 13, 2011 – The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced with the Honourable Terry Lake, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment, that the governments of Canada and British Columbia have agreed on a proposed boundary for a national marine conservation area reserve in the Southern Strait of Georgia also known as the Salish Sea.

Read the Press Release

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