Transport Canada Assessing Social/Economic Impacts Some of you may recall that 'Thriving Orcas, Thriving Communities' was on the 2019 Summit agenda. http://viea.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-VIEA-Summit-Program-WEB.pdf Transport Canada is now seeking to assess the economic and social impacts of measure put in place https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/campaigns/whales-initiative-protecting-southern-residen-killer-whale.html to protect the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW). This Transport Canada project introduction letter will provide some background: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e4accede0630e63f0a4aa747d/files/51c23ec4-6553-4381-b4aa-7e8bdba4ba9b/TC_Project_Intro_Letter_West_Coast.pdf Transport Canada is seeking feedback from marine stakeholders on how these protection measures may have affected them, their businesses and their communities. The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance https://viea.ca/about-viea-membership/what-we-do/ is forwarding this letter and survey link to you in case you would like opportunity to share your thoughts by completing this online survey https://www.quicktapsurvey.com/survey/b00336a6b648409ffa94ef109ccb8156 Your participation will help ensure that the magnitude of impacts of the protection measures are communicated to enable the consultants to make informed recommendations to Transport Canada. The survey is completely anonymous and takes about five minutes to complete. There may be opportunity to participate in more focused interviews, if you are interested in exploring economic and operational impacts further.