The goal of this invitational, two-day workshop was to address the ecological challenges facing Baynes Sound. Presentations and dialogue examined the ecological characteristics of the area and examined the multiple uses. Case study presentations from elsewhere brought perspectives to the dialogue as participants sought solutions for the management of sensitive marine ecosystems such as Baynes Sound.

Participation in the workshop was by invitation and invitees included international experts, government (federal and regional), industry, academia, and ngo representatives from British Columbia, Quebec, the United States and Europe.


Conveners' Report

On-Site Program

Speaker Slides

Welcome and Introduction, Leah Bendell, Professor, Biological Sciences, SFU

Herring Spawning Region, Doug Hay, Retired Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Beach Spawning Forage Fish Habitats: surf smelt and Pacific sand lance, Ramona deGraaf, Executive Director, Sea Watch Society

Important Salmonid Habitat, Colin Levings, Retired Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Marine Mammal Habitat, Juan Jose Alava Saltos, Adjunct Prof/Postdoctoral Fellow, Resource and Environmental Management, SFU

Important Bird Area (IBA), Ron Ydenberg, Professor, Biological Sciences, SFU

Tourism, Peter Karsten, Denman Island Parks

Case Study: Narragansett Bay, Carrie Bryon, Research Assistant Prof., Univ. of New England, Portland, Maine

Case Study: Wadden Sea, Jens Enemark, Secretary General, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat

Case Study: Isle de Magdalen, Lucie d’Amours, Biologist and Educational Advisor, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles & Magdalen Islands Committee ZIP

Potential Stressor: Ocean Acidification, Debby Ianson, Research Scientist, Institute of Ocean Science

Potential Stressor: Aquaculture, Shelley McKeachie, Co-Chair/Director, Association for Denman Island Marine Stewardship Society

Potential Stressor: Seaweed Harvesting, Ian Birtwell, Retired Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Case Study: Japan, Marjo Vierros, Adjunct Senior Fellow, United Nations University

Case Study: Washington, Bill Dewey, Manager, Public Policy and Communications, Taylor Shellfish Farms

Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture, Duncan Knowler, Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management, SFU

Shellfish Aquaculture Ecosystem Interactions, Francis Juanes, Professor, Biology, University of Victoria (presenting) and Sarah Dudas, Canada Research Chair in Shellfish Ecosystems Interactions Research Program, Vancouver Island University (co-author)

Background Materials

Habitat-Based PCB Environmental Quality Criteria for the Protection of Endangered Killer Whales

PBDE flame retardants and PCBs in migrating Steller sea lions in teh Strait of Georgia

Strait of Georgia studies published within a special issue of Progress in Oceanography

Proceedings of the Regional Peer Review on the Evaluation of Proposed Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas in Marine Waters of British Columbia, Feb 7-8, 2012, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Proceedings Series 2012/053

An almost forgotten history of Native Oysters on Vancouver Island (VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station Updates)

Effects of the environment and culture depth on growth and mortality in juvenile Pacific oysters in the Strait of Georgia, BC, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, Vol. 1:259-274, 2011

Articles re Magdalen Islands

  New formation on coastal risks in Magdalen Islands

  A box model of carrying capacity for suspended mussel aquaculture in Lagune de la Grande-Entree, Isles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Jon Grant, Kristian Curran, Thomas Guyondet, Guglielmo Tita, Cedric Bacher, Vladimir Koutitonsky, Michael Dowd, Esevier, Science Direct 2006.

  Integrating multiple spatial scales in the carrying capacity assessment of coastal ecosystem for bivalve aquaculture, Thomas Guyondet, Suzanne Roy, Vladimir Koutinsky, Jon Grant Guglielmo Tita, Journal of Sea Research, 64 (201) 341-359 Elsevier

  Applying GIS and the analytic hierarch process on seafarming spatial assessments in the Magdalen Islands (Quebec, Canada), Werstink, G.; Tita G.; Wilson, J.

  Interactions entre la conchylicutlure et l'environnement: Etat des connaissances, Jonas Sahlin, Guglielmo Tita, Christopher McKinsey, Madeleine Nadeau, Bruno Myrand, Le publications de la Direction de l'innovation et des technologies (English translation included) 2011.

  Coping with inherent vulnerabilities and building resilience in small islands, Socioeconomic and governance perspectives, Guglielmo Tita, 2014

  ZIP Committee Bulletin, Volume 2, Numero 2, Fall 2008

  Impact on mollusks famring, the conchyliculture, on natural surroundings, a report for the integrated management committee of the Grande Entree lagoon

  Strategy of Implementation of the Integrated Management Plans for the Magdalen Islands' Five Interior Water Bodies