Protecting oceans, lakes and rivers

Marine conservation targets, bioregions and protected areas, network planning, oceans management, World Oceans Day.


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Meeting marine conservation targets

Canada is committed to reaching its marine conservation targets.

Marine protected areas, areas of interest and other measures

What Canada is doing to protect our oceans.

Marine protected area networks

Canada is working to expand its network of marine protected areas.

Oceans collaboration and responsibilities

Governments and industry collaboration on ocean conservation

Ocean Plastics Charter

Commitment to manage plastics in a resource-efficient and sustainable way.

Protecting our coasts

Protecting coasts and waterways, while growing the economy for future generations.

Coastal Restoration Fund

Funding for projects that help restore coastal aquatic habitats.

Great Lakes protection

Priorities, partnerships, programs and actions for protecting the waters of the Great Lakes.

Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge

Help us protect our oceans and improve the environment.

What we are doing

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