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Marine protected area (MPA) networks

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

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About the network

Canada’s national network of MPAs will be composed of 13 networks that share a common foundation.

MPA network development

Learn about Canada’s network of MPAs.

Map of bioregions

Maps of marine bioregions across the country.

Guiding principles

The planning process and flexible management approaches supporting Canada’s marine resources.

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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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