Coastal Environmental Baseline Program

The Coastal Environmental Baseline Program is part of the national Oceans Protection Plan, launched on November 7, 2016. The program will provide $50.8 million over 5 years to collect comprehensive data on the state of 6 marine ecosystems in Canada.


The program will study areas in the country that are deemed to have existing or potential high vessel traffic. These areas are:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists will be working closely with Indigenous and coastal communities in these areas to:

Expected outcomes

By gathering comprehensive baseline data, we can better detect changes in the environment over time.

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