The Federal government has announced a $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Monday.

Premier Christy Clark says she is happy with the plan that includes increased coast guard capacity, new rescue stations, tougher rules for businesses that pollute on the coast, and Indigenous community response teams.

Clark says there were 11 gaps in marine safety in BC that needed to be addressed.

The plan also includes working with Indigenous communities to develop community response teams.