National Framework for Establishing and Managing Marine Protected Areas

Work Document - March 1999

Efforts to Date

In February 1997, DFO released a Discussion Paper entitled "An Approach to the Establishment and Management of Marine Protected Areas under the Oceans Act". Over the public review period, DFO hosted 18 Information Sessions at which the Oceans Act and the MPA Discussion Paper were presented for discussion. Over 400 Canadians participated in these discussions. The feedback indicated that DFO was indeed "on the right track". Elaboration of the proposed approach was needed for further public review.

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