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Marine Protected Areas

Areas established under the Oceans Act for the conservation of marine species, habitats, and ecosystems.

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About Marine Protected Areas

How Oceans Act MPAs conserve and protect nature.

Marine Protected Areas across Canada

Locations, descriptions, and regulations of Canadas Oceans Act MPAs.

Establishing new Marine Protected Areas

Potential sites that contain important species, habitats or ecosystems that need protection.

Protection standards

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

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