DFO releases the Integrated Geoduck Management Framework.
The Framework provides policy guidance for the integrated management of both wild and aquaculture geoduck fisheries in B.C.
IGMF Siting Matrix Maps:
Haida Gwaii & North Coast
Area 1 Area 2 east Area 2 lower east Area 2 north east Area 2 north Area 2 north west Area 2 south east Area 2 south Area 2 south west Area 2 west Area 3 Area 4 east
Area 4 south Area 5 north Area 5 south Area 6 north
Area 6 south Area 7 north Area 7 south Area 8, 9 & 10
Vancouver Island South Coast
Area 12 north Area 12 south Area 13 Area 14 north
Area 14 south Area 15 north Area 16 Area 17
Area 18 Area 19
Vancouver Island West Coast
Area 20 Area 23 Area 24 north Area 24 south
Area 25 north Area 25 south Area 26 north Area 26 south
First Nations interested in developing geoduck aquaculture continue to contact the AAA office seeking updates on the Integrated Geoduck Management Framework. Discussions with several government agency representatives continues on a regular basis to ensure all First Nations queries are answered.
The AAA has communicated the need for a geoduck management framework that addresses the rights of First Nations and provides an opportunity for First Nations to be take part in the industry.