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.
Learn about what Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada and Parks Canada are doing to protect these ecologically significant areas.
Learn more about the various activities the federal government carries out to manage Canada’s marine estate.
Learn what specific actions Canada is taking to conserve Canada’s lands and waters.
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).
The Centre of Expertise coordinates the Government of Canada's approach to cold-water coral and sponge conservation.
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.
Laws and regulations
- Canada’s Oceans Strategy (PDF)
- Policy and Operational Framework for Integrated Management of Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Environments in Canada
- National Framework for Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas
- Federal Marine Protected Areas Strategy
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