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Coastal Environmental Baseline Program

The Coastal Environmental Baseline Program is part of the national Oceans Protection Plan, launched on November 7, 2016. The program will provide $50.8 million over 5 years to collect comprehensive data on the state of 6 marine ecosystems in Canada.


The program will study areas in the country that are deemed to have existing or potential high vessel traffic. These areas are:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists will be working closely with Indigenous and coastal communities in these areas to:

Expected outcomes

By gathering comprehensive baseline data, we can better detect changes in the environment over time.

Project summaries

Select one of the following areas in Canada to view summaries of approved projects.

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