Marine Matters. Most of this
planet is marine. We depend enormously on the health and wealth of the
ocean for our well-being as individuals and communities. Yet over a
lifespan, our time on the water is but a drop in the bucket.
Marine Matters is about
awareness, respect, conservation and wise use of what drifts, swims,
crawls, floats, walks and breathes in the ocean. It’s about
thinking and talking and taking care of marine matters around us.
We who live on Haida Gwaii
are surrounded by ocean. The ocean, the lifeblood of Islanders
stretching thousands of years before us, is intertwined in the deep
roots of Haida people. So too is the ocean enmeshed in the unfolding
heritage of recent Islanders, anchoured here only just over a century
What we share as Islanders is a passion for this
place – a deep caring for the marine animals and the habitats
that support them. From these roots, sprout shoots of respect and
vigilance for the marine waters around Haida Gwaii – shoots
that may secure prosperity of the sea thousands of years after us.
What goes on out there in the blue waters? How do
our activities affect it? How can we take an active role in responsible
management of marine resources? How can the Islands community leave a
legacy of vitality in the sea around us?
This website begins addressing some of those
questions, providing information to assist with marine planning and
highlighting activities ranging from grassroots outreach to formal
education. Our goal is to facilitate open discussion and dialogue
between community members, promote ocean stewardship and provide
learning opportunities for children and adults alike.
Questions? Ideas? Concerns?
Contact us • firstname.lastname@example.org