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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Canada’s network of Marine Protected Areas

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.

National Conservation Plan

Learn what specific actions Canada is taking to conserve Canada’s lands and waters.

Canada’s maritime zones

Learn about Canada’s six maritime zones and the rights that can be exercised by Canada and other countries within these areas, as defined under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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.

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