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Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act (S.C. 2002, c. 18)

Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 2(Sections 2 and 6)Reserves

Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site

In the Pacific Ocean;

Offshore of the shores of Moresby Island and Kunghit Island, said Islands being in the Queen Charlotte Islands and in the Queen Charlotte Land District;

All that part of the Pacific Ocean and Hecate Strait, the bays, the inlets, the sounds, the coves, Burnaby Strait, the harbours, the passages and Houston Stewart Channel being the foreshore and land covered by water lying below the ordinary high water mark (O.H.W.M.) of the Queen Charlotte Islands and more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the most westerly point of Tasu Head, Moresby Island, on the O.H.W.M. of the Pacific Ocean, said point being at approximate latitude 52°44′03″ and approximate longitude 132°06′35″;

Thence southwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 52°40′36″ and longitude 132°13′16″, said point being in the Pacific Ocean approximately 10 km southwesterly from the point on the O.H.W.M. at Tasu Head;

Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 52°00′00″ and longitude 131°18′00″, said point being in the Pacific Ocean approximately 10 km southwesterly of the unnamed islets situated southerly of Anthony Island;

Thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 51°47′58″ and longitude 130°53′31″;

Thence northerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 52°12′29″ and longitude 130°49′00″, said point being in Hecate Strait approximately 10 km east of Garcin Rocks;

Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 52°26′49″ and longitude 131°05′19″, said point being in Hecate Strait approximately 10 km east of Scudder Point;

Thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 52°50′05″ and longitude 131°20′10″, said point being in Hecate Strait approximately 10 km northeasterly of Lost Islands;

Thence westerly in a straight line to the O.H.W.M. of Hecate Strait at the most northeasterly point of Tangil Peninsula at Porter Head at approximate latitude 52°48′35″ and approximate longitude 131°39′20″, said line passing approximately 2 km north of Lost Islands;

Thence generally southerly and westerly along the O.H.W.M. of Tangil Peninsula following Laskeek Bay, Logan Inlet and Crescent Inlet to the straight line running from the northeast corner of District Lot 663 to the peak at the intersection of the northerly boundary of the watershed of Crescent Inlet with the watershed boundary separating those waters that flow into Dana Inlet from those that flow into Logan Inlet, said peak being at approximate latitude 52°46′37″ and approximate longitude 131°49′09″;

Thence southwesterly across Crescent Inlet, along the above-mentioned straight line running from the northeast corner of District Lot 663 to said peak at approximate latitude 52°46′37″ and approximate longitude 131°49′09″, to the O.H.W.M. of Moresby Island on the southerly shore of Crescent Inlet;

Thence generally southeasterly, southerly, westerly and northwesterly along the O.H.W.M. of Moresby Island to the point of commencement.

Save and except the following described parcels:

All that foreshore or land covered by water lying below the O.H.W.M. of the Queen Charlotte Islands and more particularly described as follows:

Area 1

Commencing at Poole Point, being a point on the easterly O.H.W.M. of Burnaby Island at approximate latitude 52°22′23″ and approximate longitude 131°14′35″;

Thence in general southwesterly and westerly directions along the O.H.W.M. of Burnaby Island to the most northerly point at Swan Bay at approximate latitude 52°21′00″ and approximate longitude 131°18′10″;

Thence southeasterly in a straight line to the intersection of the 52°20′15″ parallel of north latitude with the 131°17′00″ meridian of west longitude;

Thence due east to a point lying due south of Poole Point, being a point on the easterly O.H.W.M. of Burnaby Island and the point of commencement;

Thence due north to Poole Point, being the point of commencement.

Area 2

Commencing at the most easterly point of Ikeda Point, being a point on the O.H.W.M. of Moresby Island at the entrance of Ikeda Cove at approximate latitude 52°18′55″ and approximate longitude 131°08′10″;

Thence in general southwesterly, easterly and northeasterly directions along the O.H.W.M. of Moresby Island (Ikeda Cove) to the most northerly point of Awaya Point at approximate latitude 52°18′40″ and approximate longitude 131°08′10″;

Thence northerly in a straight line to Ikeda Point, being the point of commencement.

Explanatory Note: All latitudes and longitudes described in the preceding description are referred to the North American Datum of 1927; all topographic features are according to the Gazetteer of Canada (British Columbia), Third Edition, Ottawa 1985, and to the following National Topographic Series (NTS) maps: Edition 2 of Moresby Island (103 BC) produced at a scale of 1:250,000 by the Army Survey Establishment at Ottawa, Edition 3 of Tasu Head (103 C/9), Louise Island (103 B/13 & 103 B/14), Darwin Sound (103 B/12), Ramsay Island (103 B/11), Gowgaia Bay (103 B/5), Burnaby Island (103 B/6), Kunghit Island (103 B/3), Cape St. James (102 O/14 & 102 O/15) and Edition 2 of Lyman Point (103 B/2W) produced at a scale of 1:50,000 by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources at Ottawa; and to Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) Chart LC 3853 produced at a scale of 1:150,000 by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans at Ottawa.

  • 2002, c. 18, Sch. 2
  • SOR/2010-153
 
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