Guide to Coastal and Ocean Protection Law in British Columbia

Marine Protection, Coastal and Ocean Laws
Stephanie Hewson, Linda Nowlan, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, Deborah Carlson & Michael Bissonnette

Are you concerned about the health of your local shoreline, and wondering what your government(s) can do to help? Curious about the complex web of laws, policies and regulations governing the BC coast and ocean? Interested in learning how different authorities and jurisdictions can work together?

Our Guide to Coastal and Ocean Protection Law in BC is a comprehensive resource that covers the wide array of legal tools available to Indigenous, federal, provincial and local governments to protect the coast and ocean in BC.

In addition to being a resource on marine spatial protection law, this Guide is a record of what has been accomplished on the Pacific coast over the last several decades – providing examples that demonstrate how different legal tools have been employed to preserve the health of coastal and marine ecosystems. 

This Guide was developed with the generous support of the Sitka Foundation and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

View a recording from our webinar on Coastal & Ocean Protection Law in BC here. 

Do you want to speak with our marine lawyers to learn more about how coastal and ocean laws apply to the places and species you care about? Click here to find out how we can assist you.

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