Implementation of the Economic Capacity Building Element of the Mitigation Program under Chapter 3 (Chinook) of the Pacific Salmon Treaty
As part of the implementation of the Economic Capacity Building Element of the Mitigation Program under Chapter 3 (Chinook) of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, West Coast Aquatic Management Association undertook a regional economic development assessment and planning project from 2012-2015.
The Economic Capacity Building Element of the Mitigation Program under Chapter 3 (Chinook) of the Pacific Salmon Treaty includes the provision of economic capacity building services to West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) communities.
Pursuant to the Mitigation Program, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) contracted the Westcoast Aquatic Management Association (WAMA) to provide economic capacity building services. Five activities are included in the contract.
Activity 1 (2013-14): Establish process for communities to avail themselves of services
Activity 2 (2013-14): Program Outcomes, Monitoring, and Adaptive Management
Activity 3 (2014): Economic Development Assessment and Planning
Activity 4 (2014-15): Implementation
Activity 5 (2014-15): Monitoring, Reporting, and Adaptive Management
Eight West Coast of Vancouver Island communities participated, including:
• Quatsino and Winter Harbour via Mount Waddington Regional District
• Port Alberni
West Coast Aquatic believes in the power of what can be achieved when diverse people who are passionate about the west coast of BC - people who make a living from its waters, rely on its health for food, and protect its beauty - are connected with the living landscape that they are a part of.