Services and information
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 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.
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.
What we are doing
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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