In 2007, as part of Canada’s new National Water Strategy, the federal government announced five-year funding for various initiatives to protect fragile marine environments, counter pollution and strengthen preventive measures.
List of initiatives
Description of federally-funded Health of the Oceans Initiatives.
The Oceans Directorate of DFO, through The Oceans Secretariat, is mandated to monitor the HOTO initiative biannually and to produce annual performance reports on behalf of all five partnering departments and agencies. Results and achieved outcomes to date for each of the HOTO components are summarized (Results as of October 2009).