Meeting Canada’s marine conservation targets

Canada has surpassed its marine conservation target of protecting ten percent of marine and coastal areas.

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Reaching marine conservation targets

Canada’s plan to reach its domestic and international marine conservation targets.


Canada’s achievements to date in protecting and conserving our marine and coastal areas.

Canada's marine protected and conserved areas

Details of marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures contributing to the 10% target.

National Advisory Panel

Learn more on the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards.

What we are doing


Oceans Protection Plan

Oceans Protection Plan

Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resource.

Conservation measures

Conservation measures

Marine protected areas and areas of interest for ocean protection.

State of the Arctic Ocean

State of the Arctic Ocean

Canada’s Oceans Now: Arctic Ecosystems provides new knowledge and known trends for marine areas of the Canadian Arctic.

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