Highlights / Marine Protected Area

Environment, Indigenous, Politics

Inuit and Ottawa announce new High Arctic marine conservation area, finalize another one

The federal government and the Inuit announced Thursday the first step in the creation of a new marine protected area in the northernmost part of Nunavut in the High Canadian Arctic. The proposed Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area is located off» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, The Link

Scientists explore Canada’s largest underwater volcano and future marine protected area

A team of federal scientists, members of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and marine conservation groups have embarked on a two-week expedition on board the Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully to uncover the mysteries of Canada’s largest underwater volcano» 

Environment, Politics

Canada bans all industrial activity in marine protected areas

The federal government is adopting a total ban on oil and gas activities, mining as well as waste dumping and bottom trawling in all of Canada’s marine protected areas, Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced Thursday. Wilkinson announced the new standards» 

Environment

New marine protected area created

A new area of ocean in eastern Canada will be protected as part of the Canadian government plan to protect 10 per cent of its marine and coastal areas by 2020. The area measures 1,000 sq. km. and is in» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian scientists explore seamounts off British Columbia’s coast

A team of scientists on board the Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully have been on an exploratory mission this summer to survey and collect the first-ever underwater footage of the Union and Dellwood seamounts off the coast of» 

Environment

Environmental groups slam government plans to allow oil and gas drilling in proposed marine protected area

Environmental groups are blasting the Liberal government’s plan to allow oil and gas exploration in a proposed marine protected area off the southwest coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada released» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

World Oceans Day: Canada announces a new marine protected area

In a well-timed announcement today on World Oceans Day, the federal government announced it was declaring another ocean area as a Marine Protected Area (MPA). A year ago the Canadian government announced its intention to increase marine and coastal protected» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Federal government takes first step in protecting ‘really neat’ underwater ecosystems

The federal government has taken the first step in its plan to create one of Canada’s largest Marine Protected Areas in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)» 

Environment, Society

Canada creates Marine Protected Area in the Arctic

Calling it a highly ecologically productive area and home to many marine species, the Canadian government announced the creation of a new Marine Protected Area in the Beaufort Sea. The area measures 2,400 square kilometres and is near the arctic»