Protecting oceans

Marine conservation targets, bioregions and protected areas, network planning, oceans management, World Oceans Day.

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Meeting Canada’s marine conservation targets

The Government of Canada is committed to reaching its marine conservation targets.

Marine protected areas (MPAs), areas of interest (AOIs) and other measures

What the Government of Canada is doing to protect our oceans.

Marine protected area (MPA) networks

The Government of Canada is working to expand its network of marine protected areas.

Integrated oceans management

Activities carried out by the federal government to manage Canada’s marine estate.

Oceans collaboration and responsibilities

National and international collaboration on ocean conservation, and responsibilities of governments and industry.

World Oceans Day

What you can do to help protect our oceans.

Protecting our coasts

We are protecting coasts and waterways, while growing the economy, for future generations.

Coastal Restoration Fund

Funding for projects that help restore coastal aquatic habitats.

Cold-water coral and sponge reef conservation

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

What we are doing

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