Posted by: Bob Payne | August 21, 2011

Race Rocks MPA advisers push for protection

After more than a decade of talks, the water around Race Rocks remains without federal protection. Now a push has begun to persuade Fisheries and Oceans to step back and allow Parks Canada to manage the Salish Sea from Race Rocks to Gabriola Passage. The Race Rocks Advisory Board, a reincarnation of a board which sat between 1999 and 2002, was disbanded in March and some members have little faith that DFO can push an agreement to create — and fund — a marine protected area.

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