Ocean Action Hub

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31 Dec 2018 - First global coastline survey shows 16% of tidal flats lost between 1984 and 2016. 

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22 Jun 2018 - Federal government of Canada and 14 First Nations agree to framework to allow co-management of marine ecosystems.

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23 Mar 2018 - The Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the portion of protected marine and coastal areas to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations.

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20 Feb 2018 - Thirteen universities and not-for-profit research organizations will share nearly $2.7 million in funding to look closely at the impact of contaminants on fish, marine mammals and other aquatic species.

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8 Nov 2017 - Model developed that allows fisheries to net enough to meet rising consumer demand while ensuring adequate income and replenishment of natural stocks.

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7 Nov 2017 - Having met its target of protecting five per cent of its marine and coastal areas by the end of 2017, Canada is well on its way to meeting its target of 10 per cent by 2020.

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30 Oct 2017 - The Government of Canada committed to increase the protection of marine and coastal areas to 5% by the end of 2017, and to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations. Today, Canada is proud to celebrate the achievement of that first major milestone.

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20 Mar 2017 - Fish can quickly evolve to get more benefit from the protection offered by marine protected areas, according to research from the University of B.C.

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