National Framework for Establishing and Managing Marine Protected Areas

Work Document - March 1999

Purpose

The National Framework for Establishing and Managing Marine Protected Areas presents the general approach that the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will take to establish and manage MPAs across Canada. The program will be implemented at the DFO Regional level. Regions, therefore, may develop specific guides for implementing the National Framework to suit local marine conservation and protection needs. Regional guides will be consistent with the National Framework and may provide additional details on aspects of the process.

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