Marine protected areas (MPAs), areas of interest (AOIs) and other measures

What the Government of Canada is doing to protect our oceans.

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Marine protected areas (MPAs) and their regulations

Protection of important fish and marine mammal habitats and endangered marine species.

Areas of interest (AOIs)

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

Other effective area-based conservation measures

Canada’s approach to identifying other effective area-based conservation measures.

Integrated oceans management

Activities to manage our marine boundaries.

Cold-water coral and sponge reef conservation

Canada's approach to conserving cold-water corals and sponges.

Protection standards for marine protected areas (MPAs) and other measures

Standards that ensure better protection of sensitive areas of our oceans.

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 Atlantic Ocean

State of the Atlantic Ocean

Learn about the current status and trends of Canada’s diverse Atlantic Ocean ecosystems.

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