Protecting oceans

Marine conservation targets, bioregions and protected areas, network planning, oceans management.

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Meeting marine conservation targets

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

Marine protected areas, areas of interest and other measures

What Canada is doing to protect our oceans.

Marine protected area networks

Canada is working to expand its network of marine protected areas.

Changes to the Oceans Act

Bill C-55, an Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, received Royal Assent on May 27, 2019.

Oceans collaboration and responsibilities

Governments and industry collaboration on ocean conservation.

Marine protection under the Canada-Quebec Collaborative Agreement

Learn more about the collaborative efforts of Canada and Quebec to protect the marine environment.

Protecting our coasts

Protecting coasts and waterways, while growing the economy for future generations.

Coastal Restoration Fund

Funding for projects that help restore coastal aquatic habitats.

State of Canada’s Oceans

Public reports and technical information on current science findings about the state of Canada’s ocean ecosystems.

Why our oceans are important

What you can do to help protect our oceans.

What we are doing


Oceans Protection Plan

Oceans Protection Plan

Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resource.

Conservation measures

Conservation measures

Marine protected areas and areas of interest for ocean protection.

State of the Atlantic Ocean

State of the Atlantic Ocean

Learn about the current status and trends of Canada’s diverse Atlantic Ocean ecosystems.

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