The OceanCanada Partnership is dedicated to building resilient and sustainable oceans on all Canadian coasts and to supporting coastal communities as they respond to rapid and uncertain environmental changes. It is a six-year research initiative (2014-2020) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada. The Partnership is currently comprised of 15 formal research partners, including universities from coast-to-coast, non-governmental organizations and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis
Living Oceans Society contributed to the British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis (BCMCA), a collaborative mapping project which 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.
Living Oceans Society is part of the coalition that is determined to keep oil tankers off of British Columbia’s North and Central Coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.