The Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. is a not-for-profit organization serving the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley marine and riparian regions of western Newfoundland. The organization is commonly known as ACAP Humber Arm.
ACAP Humber Arm is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing a diverse range of stakeholders from the fields of academia, government, first nations, industry, economic development and the community at large.
With a strong history of stakeholder engagement, credible scientific research and innovative responses to community needs, ACAP Humber Arm has established itself as a leader in integrated management. Efforts are currently concentrated in the areas of:
The Bay of Islands is a region diverse in geography, history and development. Settled around the fishing and forestry industries, the region is currently home to both urban and rural centres.
The populated arm of the Bay of Islands, the Humber Arm, is approximately 24 km long and 2 km wide, with more than 100kms of shoreline. There are 11 municipalities located in the Humber Arm. The other two arms of the Bay of Islands, Middle Arm and North Arm, are less densely populated, relatively inaccessible and more pristine.
The Bay of Islands is identified as a Coastal Management Area by both the Provincial and Federal Governments. ACAP Humber Arm is recognized as the coastal management body for the Bay of Islands Coastal Management Area.