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“The Salish Sea is home to more than 3000 species of marine based wildlife and 8 million people. The future of our home and its place in the broader marine and terrestrial environment, local and international economy, as well as local cultures and society could be a great deal more secure if this application is successful - but it won’t be without input from the people who live and work here.”

- Cristina Mittermeier, Nanoose Bay, B.C.


“Commercial and harvesting activities, especially fishing, is fundamental to life on the coast. This application, via Parks Canada, asks that the core values of the Salish Sea - social, cultural, environmental, and economic - be protected so that those same social, cultural, environmental, and economic activities can continue and evolve for generations to come.”

- Laurie Gourlay, Cedar, B.C.

“When you see it every day, it’s easy to forget the Salish Sea is a global treasure, right up there with the Great Barrier Reef and Galapagos Islands. This process and the designation it leads to, can shine a light on the beauty in and around this culturally and naturally significant area and, for decades to come, provide a platform for on-going conversations around how to balance economic, cultural, and environmental considerations.”

- Paul Nicklen, Nanoose Bay, B.C.