Areas of interest (AOI)
The Race Rocks (XwaYeN) Area of Interest (AOI) is located 17 km southwest of Victoria, British Columbia in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and consists of nine islets.
The St. Lawrence Estuary AOI is approximately 6,000 km2 and is adjacent to the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, a National Marine Conservation Area (Parks Canada) created in 1998.
The Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Area of Interest was announced by the Government of Canada on Oceans Day, June 8, 2010.
On June 8, 2010, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the Laurentian Channel as an AOI.
St. Anns Bank Area of Interest (AOI) is located east of Scatarie Island, off Cape Breton. It includes part of St. Anns Bank, Scatarie Bank, and a portion of the Laurentian Slope and Channel.
The Shediac Valley is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, east of New Brunswick and north-west of Prince Edward Island. It covers an area of approximately 1,530 km2.
American Bank is a submarine bank lying off the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in the Quebec portion of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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