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.  

Integrated Geoduck Management Framework 2017

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

Central Coast
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
Area 27

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.

AAA Response to Draft Integrated Geoduck Management Framework

Letter to Minister Gail Shea - December 2014

Letter from Minister Shea - January 2015