Final Report of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards

Submitted to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Final Report of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards

Final Report of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards (PDF, 2.36 MB)

September 26, 2018

Rémi Bujold and Mary Simon,
Panel Co-Chairs

David Anderson
Darcy Dobell
Tom Hayes
Marc Léger
Maureen Thomas

Table of Contents

Effectiveness of marine protected areas

The IUCN sets out four broad standards as a foundation for evaluating key elements of effective MPAs:

The Panel agrees that these are important standards, and notes that they do not adequately capture the unique nature of the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada. To these four international standards, the Panel added a fifth:

These standards are fundamental to effective MPAs in Canada and formed the basis for our recommendations.

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