Protecting Oceans

Canada’s ocean estate covers a surface area of approximately 7.1 million square kilometers. Learn how Canada is managing and conserving this precious resource.

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Marine Protected Areas and Areas of Interest

Learn about what Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada and Parks Canada are doing to protect these ecologically significant areas.

Managing Canada’s oceans

Learn more about the various activities the federal government carries out to manage Canada’s marine estate.

Meeting Canada’s Marine Conservation Targets

Learn about the Government of Canada’s commitment to reach its marine conservation targets of protecting 5 percent of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2017 and 10 percent by 2020.

National Centre of Expertise – Cold-Water Corals and Sponge Reefs

The Centre of Expertise coordinates the Government of Canada's approach to cold-water coral and sponge conservation.

World Oceans Day

The United Nations officially declared June 8 as World Oceans Day. Find out what you can do to help protect our oceans and participate in events planned around the country.

What we are doing

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