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Federal Marine Protected Areas Strategy
The Oceans Act provides the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans with a leadership role for coordinating the development and implementation of a federal network of marine protected areas. The responsibility for the network is shared between three federal departments and agencies with mandated responsibilities to establish and manage marine protected areas – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada Agency and Environment Canada.
Canada’s federal marine protected area network is comprised of three core programs including:
The Federal Marine Protected Area Strategy outlines how
these departments and agencies will work together to establish a comprehensive
network of marine protected areas that will conserve
and protect Canada’s natural and cultural marine resources.
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© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2005
Cat. No. Fs23-472/2005E-HTML