Public consultation on the discussion document for Canada’s Ocean Noise Strategy
Current status: Open
Opened on October 14, 2020 and will close to new input on January 12, 2021.
This consultation is seeking comments on the discussion document for Canada’s Ocean Noise Strategy.
The Government of Canada is seeking your input on a proposed framework that will be used to develop an Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada. This Strategy will build on important work completed to date and be a coordinated and forward-looking plan to help address the impacts of underwater noise caused by human activity on our marine environment. The feedback received on this discussion document will inform next steps for the development of the Ocean Noise Strategy.
Join in: How to participate
Share your ideas online
Use the online form (you won’t need to sign up for an account or provide any personal information).
Send us an email
Participate by mail
Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address provided in the contact information below.
Who is the focus of this consultation
We would like to hear from:
- provincial, territorial and local governments
- Indigenous peoples
- industry stakeholders and association members
- non-government and environmental organizations
- the general public
The input gathered through this process will be used to direct next steps. This includes the development of a draft Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada with initial recommendations in summer 2021.
Key questions for feedback
Privacy notice statement
The Government of Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of participants. Participation in the activity is completely voluntary. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over DFO's handling of your information.
Please do not provide any personal information/history.
Feedback provided can be subject to access to information and privacy requests and will be administered in accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.
Written comments can be submitted anonymously, no return address is required.
Marine Environmental Quality
Marine Planning and Conservation Directorate
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6
- Mitigating the impacts of ocean noise
- Understanding the marine environment to better protect whales
- Understanding anthropogenic underwater noise
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