Executive Director Coastal Marine Stewardship Branch, Ministry of Water, Land, and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
Charlie Short is currently an Executive Director for the Coastal Marine Stewardship Branch in the Ministry of Lands, Water and Resource Stewardship. The team focuses on marine governance arrangements, marine ecosystem-based management and monitoring, marine spatial planning and implementation, and marine protected area network design. A relatively new initiative includes co-developing, with coastal First Nations, a Coastal Marine Strategy for British Columbia—the first of its kind.
His previous experiences include a graduate degree in Marine Ecology, focusing on the distribution of whales in relation to Marine Protected Areas off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. He spent time on several whale ecology projects off west coast of the United States, Gulf of Mexico, and as far off as the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Charlie also retains teaching positions at the University of Victoria, Canada and the University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland—just to keeps things fresh. He and his family live in Victoria, British Columbia and they all love to explore, play and work on the coast.