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Charting a Course for Sustainable Prosperity



"Charting a Course for Sustainable Prosperity" describes the implementation of marine ecosystem-based management (EBM). The Chart is intended to provide a framework for consistent legislation, planning, regulation, enforcement, monitoring and adaptive management, spanning jurisdictional and geographic scales. By outlining objectives relevant to marine multiple EBM efforts, the Chart acts as a guide for processes in different phases of defining, incorporating, planning, and implementing marine EBM.

The Chart describes strategic outcomes (located on the right side of the Chart), which depend on necessary and sufficient intermediate and primary outcomes (left side). The ultimate desired outcome (i.e., the purpose of marine EBM) is to ensure “sustainable prosperity”. Strategic outcomes necessary to reach this goal have been grouped into the people, planet, and profit categories of the triple bottom-line, in this case termed Sustainable Economies, Human Well-being & Community Resilience, and Ecosystem Health. Enabling outcomes are included in (or between) the capacity areas of Governance, Natural Resources, Knowledge, and Capacity Building.

The colours of outcomes indicate a level of flow from early (lighter colours) to later (darker colours) implementation. Note that this map is a general guide intended to be altered for each specific planning process.


*NEW* To read a short overview of the purpose and how to use the Chart click here.



The Chart was refined from outputs of the Marine EBM Implementation Workshop by: Heather Coleman (PacMARA), Edward Gregr (UBC IRES), Melissa Evanson (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), Nicholas Irving (Parks Canada), Grant Murray (Vancouver Island University), James McIsaac? (Commercial Fishing Caucus), Anoma Patirana (Environment Canada), and Norma Serra-Sogas? (PacMARA)

Please cite as: Coleman, H.M., Gregr, E.J. and Serra-Sogas?, N.S. (eds.) 2012. Charting a Course for Sustainable Prosperity: Marine Ecosystem-based Management Implementation. PacMARA Working Group.

To view the reduced (simplified) version of the Chart click here.

To view the reduced version of the Chart with an example pathway from enabling to strategic outcomes, click here.

To view the expanded version of the Chart click here.

To view the DRAFT Companion Document for the Chart click here. Note that the final version will be completed and posted soon.


Marine Ecosystem-based Management Implementation Workshop

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