Services and information
Canada’s national network of MPAs will be composed of 13 networks that share a common foundation.
Learn about Canada’s network of MPAs.
Maps of marine bioregions across the country.
The planning process and flexible management approaches supporting Canada’s marine resources.
What we are doing
- Operational Guidance for Identifying ‘Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures’ in Canada’s Marine Environment
- Canada-British Columbia Marine Protected Area Network Strategy
- National Framework for Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas
- Federal Marine Protected Areas Strategy
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
A blue economy requires a strategy to create jobs in coastal communities while ensuring our oceans remain healthy.
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