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How MPAs conserve, manage and protect nature.
How MPAs are established and managed under the Oceans Act.
Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam was designated on November 16, 2016, as an MPA under the Oceans Act.
Basin Head is located on the eastern tip of PEI, about 100 km east of Charlottetown.
One small Eastport MPA surrounds Round Island, and the second surrounds Duck Islands.
The Endeavour MPA is a seismically active area of seafloor formation and hydrothermal venting.
This MPA is about 300 km from Happy Valley-Goose Bay on the southeast coast of Labrador.
The Gully is about 200 km off the coast of Nova Scotia and east of Sable Island.
Composed of 3 individual areas in the Pacific Region, near the entrance to the Douglas Channel.
This MPA is 20 km southwest of Saint John, NB, with the boundary defined by low tide water levels.
The SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount MPA is 180 km offshore and west of Haida Gwaii in the northeast Pacific.
St. Anns Bank MPA, designated on World Ocean Day, 2017, is located east of Scatarie Island, off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Canada's first Arctic MPA was officially announced in 2010 and consists of 3 individual areas.
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