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Recommended guidelines on applying Canada-BC MPA Network Principles in Canada’s Northern Shelf Bioregion

PacMARA produced a number of reports on Canada-BC MPA Design Principles commissioned by MPATT (Marine Protected Areas Technical Team) in British Columbia. MPATT is a federal-provincial-First National technical working group responsible for coordinating marine protected area network pl
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Comments and Recommendations for Socio-Economic Data Inclusion in MaPP’s Marxan Analyses

MaPP requested expert advice and feedback from PacMARA on draft methodologies and criteria to develop socio-economic “cost” layer(s) to identify possible management options (including high priority conservation areas), using the spatial planning decision-support tool Marxa
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Integration of natural and social science methods in Alaska

In January 2014, PacMARA was contracted by the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) to facilitate a half-day workshop in conjunction with the Alaska Marine Science Symposium.
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PacMARA Convenes Dialogue on Marine Ecosystem-based Management

PacMARA convened an enthusiastic group of people from various disciples and backgrounds to develop a marine EBM principles, a logic model, and list of immediate actions that need to be taken to implement ecosystem-based management in Canada's Pacific Ocean.
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Marxan Good Practices Workshop and Report

The anticipated audience for this workshop report is familiar with the use of Marxan and conservation planning theory, and wishes to explore good practices around employing robust Marxan analysis or incorporating human use and socio-economic data in a Marxan analysis. Those interested
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Bowie Seamount Science Monitoring Workshop

Bowie Seamount is located 180 kilometres west of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in the northeast Pacific, off the coast of British Columbia. Also known by the Haida as Sgaan Kinghlas, which means “Supernatural Being Looking Outward,” Bowie Seamount is the shallowest
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Marine Ecosystem Based Management Knowledge Gaps Study

The objective of this report is to help inform the EBM community of practice about information and data gaps existing in the EBM framework in BC marine waters and plan to fill the gaps.
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Integrated Landscape Management – A Work in Progess

A summary of a work in progress related to the framing of a coherent landscape management framework. Kenk, E., and Kucera, H., (2010) Contributed material for, “Bringing Placed-Based Tools to Policy Development in the Federal Government: Connecting Knowledge, Analysis and Decisi
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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
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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 questio
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