From Our Blog: “A Sea of Data”
Good marine planning and equitable community development hinge on accurate and accessible numbers. Will a recent federal move to expand public access to fisheries data move the needle?
Last week, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced it would open up public access to currently-hidden stats on the state of the nation’s larger fish stocks and fisheries.
Since information democracy is a core driver of our work at Ecotrust Canada, we wanted to find out what Ottawa’s move will mean for fishers, harvesters, and those who support them. We spoke with Devlin Fernandes, senior manager of programs in our four-person Prince Rupert office, to learn about why abundant fisheries and prosperous communities rest on a sea
Get the scoop at the link below.
New and Notable
KUDOS: High-five to Climate Smart, a company incubated at, and spun out of, Ecotrust Canada. In late September, The MIT's Climate CoLab awarded Climate Smart the Grand Prize in a global competition for climate change-fighting innovations.
LAUNCHED: Ecotrust Canada provided
Young Agrarians with mapping technology to power the organization’s U-Map project. The U-Map connects would-be farmers with available acreage, and landowners with able bodies keen to turn the soil.
LEASED: This past month we welcomed some fresh faces to The AMP, the co-working space that is also home to our Vancouver HQ. This past month we opened the doors to Catalyst Community Developments Society,
BC Food Systems Network, and Etho Culture!
PARTNERED: This week we are partnering with The Musqueam Indian Band, Google Earth Outreach, and others to co-host the the Third Annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop in Vancouver.