Environmental science

Scientific research on biodiversity, freshwater, oceans, fish habitats, invasive species and genomics.

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Program information

Scientific support for government decisions on fish, fish habitat and aquatic ecosystems.


Research to understand the effects of contaminants on our aquatic ecosystems and species.

Genomics Research and Development Initiative

Genomics research of federal departments and agencies, list of funded projects and studies.

Biodiversity science

Initiatives related to the assessment and conservation of aquatic biological diversity.

Freshwater science

Scientific support for policies and regulations that protect Canada's freshwater resources.

Research centres by region

Institutes, labs and experimental centres operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Coastal Environmental Baseline Program

Community-based research program in Canada’s ports.

Whale protection initiative

Purpose and expected outcomes of our initiative for protecting whales by understanding their marine environment.

Multi-partner Research Initiative

About the Initiative and how it will help minimize the environmental impact of oil spills.

What we are doing


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