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 Canada’s marine conservation targets

Canada’s approach to reach its 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 and conserved areas contributing to Canada’s marine conservation targets.

Protection Standards

Standards that ensure better protection of important 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 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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