Areas of interest (AOIs)

Areas that contain ecologically-sensitive land or species that need extra protection.

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This AOI off the Gaspé Peninsula contains species at risk and diverse molluscs and crustaceans.

Eastern Shore Islands

Encompasses the nearshore waters surrounding the island archipelago on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.

Fundian Channel-Browns Bank

Located south of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, this AOI includes two geographically separate but ecologically connected components.

Laurentian Channel

On June 8, 2010, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced this area as an AOI.

Race Rocks

This AOI is located in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and consists of nine islets.

Shediac Valley

The Shediac Valley is in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, east of New Brunswick and northwest of PEI.

St. Lawrence Estuary

This AOI is about 6,000 km2 and adjacent to the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.

Offshore Pacific

Located within the southern portion of the Offshore Pacific Bioregion.

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