One of our goals at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is to ensure that current and future generations of Canadians can continue to enjoy all of the benefits of a most precious natural resource: our Canadian Oceans. DFO strives to safeguard Canada's healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems and thus helps to maintain sustainable resources for Canadians by adopting an integrative approach for improved management and conservation of our oceans.