Type of Presentation

Oral

Session Title

Fossil Fuel Export Panel

Description

As proposals to expand exports of fossil fuels along the Salish Sea increases, so does the focus on ensuring that the shipping is conducted in a safe way. The Salish Sea is one of the most culturally and biologically diverse areas of all designated sensitive areas by international standards. Tribal, federal, provincial, state government and non governmental reports have identified gaps in the current marine safety regime and the public have made clear that marine shipping practices must protect the ocean environment and cultural, economic and marine wildlife interests. This panel will highlight the areas where science and traditional ways of knowledge are informing regional and global initiatives to protect the Salish Sea. Panelists include representatives from First Nations, pilotage authority, shipping industry and non profit sector.

  • Sacred Trust Initiatives to protect culturally sensitive areas in BC waters. Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
  • Tribal Vessel Traffic analysis to protect tribal fishing areas. Suquamish Tribe.
  • Pacific Pilotage Authority Canada. Pilotage Requirements the Salish Sea.
  • The Salish Sea as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area. Alexander Gillespie, Former UNESCO Rapporteur, University of Waikato
  • Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, Jody Wright

Moderator: Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director Friends of the San Juans

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Marine Shipping in the Salish Sea: Regional and global Initiatives to protect the Salish Sea

2016SSEC

As proposals to expand exports of fossil fuels along the Salish Sea increases, so does the focus on ensuring that the shipping is conducted in a safe way. The Salish Sea is one of the most culturally and biologically diverse areas of all designated sensitive areas by international standards. Tribal, federal, provincial, state government and non governmental reports have identified gaps in the current marine safety regime and the public have made clear that marine shipping practices must protect the ocean environment and cultural, economic and marine wildlife interests. This panel will highlight the areas where science and traditional ways of knowledge are informing regional and global initiatives to protect the Salish Sea. Panelists include representatives from First Nations, pilotage authority, shipping industry and non profit sector.

  • Sacred Trust Initiatives to protect culturally sensitive areas in BC waters. Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
  • Tribal Vessel Traffic analysis to protect tribal fishing areas. Suquamish Tribe.
  • Pacific Pilotage Authority Canada. Pilotage Requirements the Salish Sea.
  • The Salish Sea as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area. Alexander Gillespie, Former UNESCO Rapporteur, University of Waikato
  • Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, Jody Wright

Moderator: Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director Friends of the San Juans