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Marine spatial planning

Marine spatial planning is a process for managing ocean spaces to achieve ecological, economic, cultural and social objectives. We advance marine spatial planning in Canada in collaboration with other federal departments, provincial, territorial and Indigenous governments as well as relevant stakeholders.

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About marine spatial planning

Discover the process to plan and coordinate how we use and manage marine spaces.

Canada Marine Planning Atlas

Visualize, discover, explore and download human activity and ecological map layers for marine planning.

Marine spatial planning areas

Learn more about Canada’s 5 marine spatial planning areas.

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