Abstract Title

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

Keywords

Planning Assessment & Communication

Start Date

2-5-2014 8:30 AM

End Date

2-5-2014 10:00 AM

Description

Understanding and implementing an ecosystem approach to management and protection of the Strait of Georgia, Canada R. Ian Perry 1 and Diane Masson 2 1 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pacific Biological Station Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N7 Canada Email: Ian.Perry@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 2 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Institute of Ocean Sciences Sidney, BC V8L 4B2 Canada The Strait of Georgia is arguably the most human-dominated marine system in Canada, with approximately 75% of the population of BC living along its shores. Given its rich and diversified ecosystem as well as the current and anticipated environmental and human pressures, the Strait of Georgia was chosen as the location for Fisheries & Oceans Canada’s Pacific Ecosystem Research Initiative. The overall objective of the Initiative was to establish the bases for the management of ecosystem - human interactions in an integrative framework. This presentation summarises and integrates the findings from these projects and describes six key elements for implementing ecosystem protection in the Strait of Georgia: understanding how this system works; identifying ecosystem indicators and thresholds; a comprehensive monitoring strategy, tools for ecosystem assessments, and identifying important areas.

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May 2nd, 8:30 AM May 2nd, 10:00 AM

Understanding and implementing an ecosystem approach to management and protection of the Strait of Georgia, Canada

Room 602-603

Understanding and implementing an ecosystem approach to management and protection of the Strait of Georgia, Canada R. Ian Perry 1 and Diane Masson 2 1 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pacific Biological Station Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N7 Canada Email: Ian.Perry@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 2 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Institute of Ocean Sciences Sidney, BC V8L 4B2 Canada The Strait of Georgia is arguably the most human-dominated marine system in Canada, with approximately 75% of the population of BC living along its shores. Given its rich and diversified ecosystem as well as the current and anticipated environmental and human pressures, the Strait of Georgia was chosen as the location for Fisheries & Oceans Canada’s Pacific Ecosystem Research Initiative. The overall objective of the Initiative was to establish the bases for the management of ecosystem - human interactions in an integrative framework. This presentation summarises and integrates the findings from these projects and describes six key elements for implementing ecosystem protection in the Strait of Georgia: understanding how this system works; identifying ecosystem indicators and thresholds; a comprehensive monitoring strategy, tools for ecosystem assessments, and identifying important areas.