Marine Use Analysis of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area

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This report provides an overview of various human activities in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). The PNCIMA is one of several Large Ocean Management Areas created for ecosystem based management of human use in marine areas by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The PNCIMA includes the Pacific coast of British Columbia from the Canada-Alaska border to Brooks Peninsula on Vancouver Island and Quadra Island and Bute Inlet. The Marine Use Analysis (MUA) is intended to introduce interested stakeholders to current data, references, general trends and spatial representations pertaining to human activities within the PNCIMA marine environment. Alternate energy, aquaculture, commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, conservation areas, cruise industry, shipping and transportation, ports, defence and security, mining, oil and gas exploration and forestry are reviewed in this report.