Project Description

In 2018/19 GMSL completed three projects for Transport Canada related to the Oceans Protection Plan. The first was to lead a Pilotage Risk Management Methodology (PRMM) process to conduct an initial risk-screening of ship-routing and operational measures to reduce ship noise in the Salish Sea and thereby mitigate impacts on the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) populations in Haro and Juan de Fuca Straits. The second project was to conduct a review and assessment of foreign Vessel Traffic Management (VTM) regimes and harbour safety committee practices to identify aspects that could be incorporated within a Proactive Vessel Management (PVM) regime for Canada to improve the inclusion of coastal communities in cooperative use of the coastal water-space. The third project was a review of Canada’s Places of Refuge (POR) contingency plans alongside comparable foreign examples to identify potential improvements in structure, approach and format.