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What can we all do?

 

 “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”  –Aldo Leopold (1968) 

 

  • Share monitoring data publically, as the default.
  • Support local fishermen and support initiatives to revitalize the fishing industry in smaller coastal centres.
  • Follow posted fishing regulations and stay well away from rockfish conservation areas with fishing gear.
  • When boating, slow down to reduce noise and modify your route to avoid whales.
  • Choose sustainable and local seafood; eat lower on the trophic level.
  • Get involved in coastal monitoring through a citizen science program or conservation initiative.
  • Avoid purchasing things with plastic packaging, recycle responsibly, and properly dispose of garbage to prevent debris from entering the marine environment.
  • Eliminate the use of toxic chemicals and single-use plastics around the house and garden.
  • Follow, promote, develop, discuss, and share best development practices.
  • Acknowledge and respect the Indigenous peoples’ territories where you live and work.
  • Reduce personal energy use to produce fewer greenhouse gases.
  • Continue to learn, share, and adapt. 

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