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2005 September Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Exhibit 1.5—Progress in designating three marine protected areas

2005 September Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

September 2005 Report—Chapter 1

Exhibit 1.5—Progress in designating three marine protected areas

Criteria

Gully Marine Protected Area

Tarium Niryutait area of interest

Bowie Seamount area of interest

Comments

Identify area of interest.

None were initially identified through integrated management planning.

Screen area of interest.

Bowie Seamount—concerns exist about the lack of interim measures to protect the biodiversity of sablefish stocks.

Evaluate and recommend area of interest.

Tarium Niryutait—evaluation did not establish whether protection from two key environmental risks would be provided.

Bowie Seamount—assessment work is not complete.

Develop management plan.

Gully—a plan is being prepared for discussion with stakeholders.

Tarium Niryutait—a plan is being finalized after discussion with stakeholders.

Bowie Seamount—planning process ended in 2003 and is only now starting again.

Designate marine protected area.

Tarium Niryutait—a draft regulatory intent document has been prepared for discussion with stakeholders.

Manage marine protected area.

Gully—a management plan is being developed, monitoring and enforcement are being conducted.

Satisfactory progress

Some progress

Limited or no progress