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Welcome to Oceans Info

The "Oceans Portal" coordinates the communication of Canada's federal ocean related initiatives, research and activities. The work of over 30 departments and agencies involved in oceans-related activities, helps to secure and protect our oceans resources, open opportunities for sustainable economic development, secure and defend our borders, and improve the health of the oceans for the benefit of present and future generations.

  • Canada's marine protected areas and areas of interest.
    Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas

    A draft National Framework for Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas has been created to provide direction for the design of a national network of marine protected areas.

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  • PM takes action to protect arctic marine wilderness

    Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area Will Conserve Beluga Whales and Unique Habitat

  • Spotlight

    Maritimes Oceans and Ecosystem Science (OES)
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    An international climate research program that is examining how the abundance, distribution and productivity of marine populations are affected by variability in their environment. GLOBEC Canada is using field, modelling and retrospective studies to identify and understand variability in c...
    Oceans Directorate - Regional Oceans Operations Branch
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    This paper provides an overview of some of the background theory behind creating and managing effective MPAs, and looks at how these areas are being used as part of Canada’s oceans and fisheries management strategy.
  • What's New?

    Oceans and Coastal Management Division, Oceans, Habitat and Species at Risk Branch
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada has selected St Anns Bank, an area east of Cape Breton on the Eastern Scotian Shelf, as an Area of Interest for establishment as a Marine Protected Area under the Oceans Act.
    Science and Technology Cluster
    Government of Canada
    Science.gc.ca, the official Government of Canada portal for Science and Technology (S&T) information, is a centralized resource that highlights what is important and cutting edge across government S&T and eliminates the need to navigate between various government websites. The free res...

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