A New Approach to Managing Shipping
It’s time for a better approach to managing regional shipping traffic. First Nations want a new shipping plan and a greater say in how shipping traffic and emergency response are managed in our waters.
For years, First Nations have watched shipping increase along the central and north Pacific coast, with little consideration for the health and safety of our communities and marine territories.
Few areas in Canada have greater cultural and ecological sensitivity than the First Nations Traditional Territories of the Great Bear Rainforest. Our communities have concerns about the growing and cumulative impacts from existing shipping traffic in our waters.
They pose a threat to First Nations cultures, economies and coastal ecosystems.