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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.

Protection standard

Ensuring better protection of important areas of our oceans.

Establishing new Marine Protected Areas

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

Marine Protected Areas across Canada

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

National Advisory Panel

Protection standard recommendations for marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures.

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