The Sidney Consensus: Marine EBM Principles has just been published! View the results here in pdf format.

A working group from academia, federal government, First Nations, industry, provincial government, and NGOs volunteered to revise the draft Marine Ecosystem-based Management (EBM) Principles that were developed during the Marine EBM Gaps Workshop of March 2010 in Sidney, BC.

The goal of creating this document was to provide a more applied elaboration of marine EBM than existing high-level lists of requirements and considerations. The group developed a brief, clear, and understandable set of principles describing the step-wise context, purpose, and process of effective EBM implementation, with supporting elaborations. The Sidney Consensus thus provides a basis for consistent legislation, planning, regulation, enforcement, monitoring, and adaptive management of human activities.