Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a number of marine protected areas designated under the Oceans Act and areas of interest at various stages of progress towards designation. These areas are ecologically significant, with species and/or properties that require special consideration.
Marine protected areas are one among other management tools that contribute to the improved health, integrity and productivity of our marine ecosystems and help advance integrated ocean management. These areas are part of Canada’s network of marine protected areas and are established following a systematic and collaborative approach under Canada’s Federal Marine Protected Areas Strategy.
Marine Protected Areas
Areas of Interest