Government of Canada Announces New Elements to Safeguard Marine Protected Areas and to Help Meet Marine Conservation Targets

Media advisory

Vancouver, British Columbia – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, will jointly announce new key elements that will help Canada safeguard areas of our oceans that need protection, and that will help us meet the ambitious target of conserving 25 per cent of Canada’s oceans by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030.

Date:                Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Time:                9:00 a.m. PST

Location:         Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 201
                           1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

*Access to the venue:

  • On-site participation in this event is for IMPAC5-accredited media only.
  • Media must be in possession of an accreditation badge to access the venue. If you are not already registered, please allow time to obtain your badge.


Matthew Dillon                                      
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard             

Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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IMPAC5, the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress, is where the world will come together and take a stand to protect the global ocean. From 3 – 9 February, 2023, ocean conservation professionals, leaders and decision-makers will attend IMPAC5 in Vancouver, Canada, to learn, share and chart a course towards protecting 30 per cent of the global ocean by 2030. The IMPAC5 high-level segment, the Leadership Forum (on February 9), has invited international ministers and decision makers to chart a course towards achieving the marine conservation targets negotiated as part of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Goals.


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