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Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reef Initiative

| Danielle Derrick, of the Marine Conservation Team, Fisheries Management, DFO, will give an overview of her work focusing on the Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reef Initiative, which uses Fisheries Act tools to protect and conserve fragile glass sponge reefs in British Columbia’s south coast.
Recorded Friday June 10, 2022.

Additional resources:

Glass Sponge Reefs and the Amazing Underwater World of Howe Sound

57:31 | Marine Life Sanctuaries Society
Recording of webinar from June 7, 2021. Images and overview of types of Glass sponges in BC.

All Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Now Protected From Bottom Contact Fishing

CPAWS Media Release, January 2022
Five new fisheries closures have been implemented to protect newly confirmed living glass sponge reefs in Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound.

Photo by Peter Mieras