Community Economic Zones – A new way to protect whales and other threatened species?

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A new governance concept is now “on the table” where coastal communities form corporations that manage their resources within a defined marine area called a “Community Economic Zone” (CEZ). They become the de facto “owners” of the resources within that zone and, as such, they decide how their coastal area should be managed and developed. Should developments such as tidal power or port development be approved, then the community profits from these developments as full partners and exerts some control over how the new industry operates within the coastal zone under existing laws.

In the Quoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy, for example, right whales and other threatened species could be protected from proposed LNG development if such powers existed under a “Quoddy Economic Zone”.



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