Meeting Canada’s marine conservation targets

Canada has surpassed its marine conservation target of protecting ten percent of marine and coastal areas.

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Reaching Canada’s marine conservation targets

Canada’s approach to reach its marine conservation targets.

Achievements

Canada’s achievements to date in protecting and conserving our marine and coastal areas.

Canada's marine protected and conserved areas

Details of marine protected and conserved areas contributing to Canada’s marine conservation targets.

Protection Standards

Standards that ensure better protection of important areas of our oceans.

What we are doing

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Conserving our oceans

Conserving our oceans

To date, Canada has conserved nearly 14 % of its oceans.

United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

Canada supports the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade).

Blue Economy strategy

Conservation measures

A blue economy requires a strategy to create jobs in coastal communities while ensuring our oceans remain healthy.

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