Minister LeBlanc, Minister Thomson and North Coast First Nations Leaders, Marilyn Slett and Robert Grodecki, announce the long awaited official endorsement of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Plan. Five years after the draft plan was crafted with stakeholder support, governments finally agreed to endorse the plan. The PNCIMA Plan is based on a paradox: that multiple governments can do integrated management without changing how they manage. All agree Governance is a key priority. The plan defines Ecosystem Based Management for the region and provides a robust EBM framework.