Sunshine Coast Roundtable Report – Dianne Sanford


Not much to report as of yet, this is my first meeting.  We have lots of retired volunteers on the Sunshine Coast, the age dynamic here is one of the oldest in the province. Eelgrass mapping in partnership with the Seagrass Conservation Working Group has been going on here for many years. Applications and granted permits for commercial seaweed harvesting are very disconcerting – not enough study (if any) has been done on impacts. Publicity not to collect seaweed during herring spawn has been an annual event on the Sunshine Coast, and education on the importance of eelgrass. Development pressure, especially along shorelines, is increasing steadily