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marlenemackenzie
Jun 22, 2018
In General Discussion
June 09, 2018 CBCYC meeting notes: Marine parks forever Society: Harmony Islands property is now in the hands of the Province of BC. Burgoyne Bay (Salt Spring Island): The initiative to include the entire foreshore in the park and possibly add a dock continues to move slowly ahead. There is some opposition from the Cowichan Tribes, but there is hope this can be resolved. If not, MPFS will likely withdraw from further support of this Park addition. New Parkland purchases: The Provincial Parks department now seems to have a small amount of capital assigned Parkland purchases (after many years of no money). They are considering the addition of more land to the Octopus Islands Marine Park and Lowe Inlet Park on Grenville Channel, a few miles North of Hartley Bay. These additions will improve two great parks. Bad Kitty stopped in at Lowe inlet last year on the return from Ketchikan and it is a beautiful place. Hopefully the MPFS can revert to its preferred roll supporting Government land purchases, rather than paying the whole shot. This gives the MPFS more leverage with the limited funds available. Council of BC Yacht Clubs: The CBCYC continues to keep an eye on commercial fish farm activities and is currently concerned about geoduck farming in some areas frequented by boaters. At a minimum, they are requesting that these areas be clearly marked to reduce the risk of fouling anchors in the protective netting installed over on the sea bottom. Port Harvey: The Regional District has approved the Buttle services marine service yard in Port Harvey, without visiting the site or even following their own rules. Concerned nearby land owners are now fighting this decision in the courts. If this approval stands, Buttle will be breaking up ships and Barges of up to 300 feet in length and performing heavy duty servicing on other vessels. This is right beside the Port Harvey Marine Resort, a popular stopping point for those cruisers running up Johnston Strait. This is an otherwise pristine wilderness area and not suitable for this sort of industrial enterprise. There is a gofundme site to help pay for the court case: https://www.gofundme.com/saving-port-harvey-for-boaters?pc=em_db_co2876_v1&rcid=188d8c02d1e549d598dfd4f119c8ab21 For further information contact: portharveymarine@gmail.com The CBCYC is still looking for informal mooring buoy Counts in popular anchorages so they can get a better sense of the mooring buoy problem. They are also continuing to pressure the DFO and other government agencies to ensure abandoned aquaculture sites are properly cleaned up and restored, as the regulations require. Historically, many sites have simply been abandoned, leaving a lot of debris on the seabed where it might foul anchors and cause environmental degradation.
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marlenemackenzie
Jun 23, 2017
In General Discussion
The Council of BC Yacht Clubs reported in their June 2017 Minutes that Bill S-233, which is currently awaiting royal assent, amends the Canadian Customs Act to exempt people from the requirement to present themselves to a custom officer if they leave Canadian waters and then re-enter Canada as long as they did not stop or land while outside of Canada. This is good news for Crescent Beach Marina boat owners and people who launch at the Marina.
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