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Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR)
Living Oceans Society is co-ordinating the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR), a coalition of five leading Canadian environmental organizations working to protect the ocean from the harmful impacts of open net-cage salmon farming. CAAR promotes solutions for a more sustainable salmon aquaculture industry in British Columbia.
SeaChoice works across Canada with seafood businesses and consumers to ensure healthy oceans through market reforms. Living Oceans Society and our partners formed SeaChoice in 2006 to help Canadians take an active role in supporting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices. The SeaChoice program includes scientific research on the status of Canadian fisheries and aquaculture, business partnerships, outreach, education and policy reform.
Marine Conservation Caucus
Living Oceans Society is a member of the Marine Conservation Caucus which allows us to participate as a full status “stakeholder” in formal consultations with Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) Groundfish Committee and Groundfish Integrated Advisory Board.
Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (ENGO) Marine Planning Network
Living Oceans Society is part of the Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (ENGO) Marine Planning Network that is working to develop a marine plan that implements ecosystem based management and a network of marine protected areas throughout B.C.’s North and Central Coast.
Living Oceans Society is part of the coalition that is determined to keep oil tankers off of British Columbia’s North and Central Coast.
British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis
Living Oceans Society is contributing to the British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis (BCMCA), a collaborative mapping project which has compiled and analyzed the best ecological and human use data available for the coast. We spearheaded the BCMCA by bringing together government representatives, scientists, marine resource user groups, other conservation groups and First Nations to assemble data products designed to help with marine planning.