Coastal Strategy


WCVI Coastal Strategy

In 2001, Federal, Provincial, Nuu-chah-nulth and local governments gave West Coast Aquatic a mandate to produce an integrated strategy to improve the health and wealth of the west coast.  To accomplish this mandate, WCA produced and finalized a Coastal Strategy that includes:

  • A shared set of values to guide actions and decisions
  • A vision, goals, and objectives
  • Priority action areas.

The Strategy is the second Integrated ocean management plan in Canada and received letters of endorsement from four levels of government and all of the major sectors represented at the Board.

Click here to view the Coastal Strategy For the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

The Coastal Strategy is now being implemented in a variety of ways. Click the links below to learn more about work informed by the Coastal Strategy.

Implementation of the Coastal Strategy

West Coast Aquatic seeks to produce innovative solutions to coastal concerns, and strengthen the understanding and relationships between parties that share a common interest in the health and wealth of aquatic resources, businesses, and communities. West Coast Aquatic is comprised of: a collaborative governance board that brings together governments, key sectors and communities to develop consensus-based outcomes for marine resources on the West Coast of Vancouver Island; a management association that provides technical and administrative support to the activities of the governance board; and a charitable organization that administers stewardship activities.