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DFO scraps funding to Pacific north coast ocean management plan process

B.C.'s north coast has no formal ocean management plan, despite being used by hundreds of people and thousands of species. The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) plan was supposed to address this issue by bringing together key players in fishing, transport, and other areas.

Late last week, the federal government announced it would be scrapping its funding for the program. That decision did not impress Des Nobels. He's a Prince Rupert representative for fishing advocacy group T. Buck Suzuki, and in this clip he speaks to Daybreak North associate producer George Baker.

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Susan Farlinger is the Pacific Regional Director for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. She spoke with host Carolina De Ryk.

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Meanwhile, The Marine Advisory Committee of Haida Gwaii hopes to provide an ocean management strategy for the Pacific North Coast. Carolina de Ryk spoke with Russ Jones, project manager for the Haida Gwaii Marine Planning Initiative and hereditary chief from Skidegate.

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