The Denman Island Local Trust Committee identified marine environmental protection as a Top Priority in their work program during the 2014-2018 term. A key issue of concern was “driving on the beach”, an activity which may negatively impact sensitive marine riparian habitat, vital to forage fish and a myriad of other species. In response to this concern, the Local Trust Committee considered and approved a bylaw amendment to prohibit driving in the W1, W3 and W4 zones. Notably, as fisheries are regulated by the federal government, the bylaw is not intended to restrict aquaculture operators’ access to their license areas.
Proposed Bylaw No. 225
Past Reports and Resources (Marine Issues)
For further information related to Denman Island marine issues, visit the Resources page.
Trust Council Briefing re: Marine Protection Options