Protecting oceans

Oceans, marine protected areas, maritime zones, the National Conservation Plan and World Oceans Day.

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

Learn what the Government of Canada is doing to protect our oceans.

Managing Canada’s oceans

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

Meeting Canada’s marine conservation targets

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

Cold-water coral and sponge reef conservation

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

World Oceans Day

Find out what you can do to help protect our oceans, participate in events planned for June 8.

What we are doing

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