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Integrated oceans management

Activities carried out by the federal government to manage Canada’s marine estate.

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Scotian Shelf, Atlantic Coast and the Bay of Fundy

Regional Oceans Plan, corals and sponges of the Maritimes, related marine protected areas and scientific studies.

Placentia Bay/Grand Banks

State of the Oceans Report, Integrated Management Plan, conservation priorities, two marine protected areas.

Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Gulf of St. Lawrence Integrated Management Plan and marine protected areas within the Gulf.

Pacific North Coast

Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Plan, highlights from the State of the Oceans Report.

Beaufort Sea

Integrated Ocean Management Plan for the Beaufort Sea, proposed future sites and publications.

Pikialasorsuaq (North Water Polynya)

Learn more about the Government of Canada’s collaborative efforts to protect and manage the largest polynya in the Canadian Arctic.

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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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