Creating A Network
Of Marine Protected Areas
Locally, both Whytecliff Park and Porteau Cove Provincial Park serve as marine protected areas, along with many new Rockfish Conservation Areas that also function as marine protected areas, since all are closed to hook-and-line fishing. The Vancouver Aquarium was instrumental in creating the Pt. Atkinson Research Fishing Closure, and has been actively raising public awareness at Whytecliffe Park and Porteau Cove.