August 27, 2010 22:26 ET

Available for Comment: WWF Applauds Inuvialuit and Government of Canada on Announcement of the Integrated Oceans Management Plan for the Beaufort Sea

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2010) - Today WWF-Canada congratulates the Inuvialuit and the Government of Canada in taking an important step in developing an Integrated Oceans Management Plan for the Beaufort Sea.

"WWF-Canada has been a member of the Beaufort Sea Partnership which has developed this plan and we look forward to being active and productive contributors to its implementation", said Robert Powell, WWF-Canada.

Integrated Oceans Management Planning is an approach that mirrors successful land-use policies. It balances all the different interests that use the ocean from development to fishing to recreation to conservation, creating a strong sustainable local economy.

The Beaufort Sea Partnership is a forum to plan for conservation and economic development, including the sustainable and traditional use and stewardship of the region.

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