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WCVI Governance Board

The West Coast Aquatic Governance Board (previously known as the Regional Aquatic Management Board) was formed in 2001 through a Terms of Reference developed by First Nations, governments, and stakeholders.


Comprised of representatives from the federal, provincial and regional governments, Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, commercial harvest, aboriginal harvest, sport/recreational harvest, aquaculture, environment, labour, processing, tourism/recreation, marine transportation and forestry, the Board provides a forum for coastal communities and other bodies to work more closely with governments to implement an ecosystem approach to aquatic resource management.


Engaged, thoughtful dialogue and consensus recommendations of the Board support policymaking and define strategic priorities for our projects, partnerships and research.

Current Issues

The Coastal Strategy is coming up on its 10 year anniversary in 2022. The Board will be undertaking a 'refresh" of the strategy by conducting community and sector engagement sessions across WCVI.

A renewed Coastal Strategy will provide direction for the Board's future work.

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