Canada’s Federal Marine Protected Areas Strategy

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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This Strategy defines the following goal: The establishment of a network of marine protected areas, established and managed within an integrated oceans management framework, that contributes to the health of Canada’s oceans and marine environments. In support of this goal, this Strategy will aim to fulfill its objectives to: 1) establish a more systematic approach to marine protected area planning and establishment; 2) enhance collaboration for management and monitoring of marine protected areas; 3) increase awareness, understanding and participation of Canadians in the marine protected area network; and 4) link Canada’s network of marine protected areas to continental and global networks.

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Technical Document

Fisheries and Oceans Canada