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Updated Marxan Good Practices Handbook: New English and Spanish Versions

We are happy to announce the release of an updated version of the Marxan Good Practices Handbook in English, and the much anticipated version 2 of the Marxan Good Practices Handbook in Spanish. To download a copy of the English version click here. To download a copy of the Spanish version click here. 

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Decision Support Tool Guide

The Decision Guide, produced by the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) and PacMARA, is intended to assist practitioners in selecting appropriate decision support tools (DSTs) that can help them conduct marine spatial planning in their own jurisdictions.

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The Sidney Consensus

The Sidney Consensus provides a basis for consistent legislation, planning, regulation, enforcement, monitoring, and adaptive management of human activities. Download it here!

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Marxan Good Practices Handbook Development

Version 2 of the Marxan Good Practices Handbook has just been released in July 2010!

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Evaluation of Large Ocean Management Area (LOMA) options for British Columbia’s North-Central Coast

As Fisheries and Oceans Canada moved towards implementing Integrated Management in the North and Central Coasts of British Columbia, several options were evaluated for the placement of administrative boundaries. This report reviewed three proposed boundaries that span the Central and North Coasts, and made note of one other in the Central Coast (Figure 1). From these inputs two recommendations were developed:

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Michele Patterson’s Master’s Thesis: “Towards Ecosystem-Based Management in Canada’s Northeast Pacific Ocean”

In this paper, an analysis of the literature around governance, collaboration, complexity, the role of science in society, and new thinking about resource management was undertaken to show that collaborations such as PacMARA might actually be better at asking and answering the questions needed to inform an ecosystem-based management approach.

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