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Federal

The selection of an Area of Interest (AOI) marks the beginning of the Oceans Act Marine Protected Area (MPA) establishment process led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The process includes completing detailed ecological and socioeconomic assessments, setting conservation objectives, determining boundaries and management measures, and eventually developing the regulations under section 35 of the Oceans Act. Stakeholders are involved in each step of this process. There is considerable scientific evidence that marine protected areas provide a number of ecological benefits, including the enhanced recruitment of fish species, including those of commercial value, through the protection of spawning areas, larval sources, habitats and migration routes.

Last Updated: Nov. 21, 2019
Date Published: Feb. 22, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST
Keywords:  Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Marine Protected Area, Area of Interest, Race Rocks, St. Lawrence Estuary, Shediac Valley, AOI
Federal

The spatial planning framework for Canada's national network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is comprised of 13 ecologically defined bioregions that cover Canada's oceans and the Great Lakes. Note that the geographic boundaries for the bioregions are fuzzy and may change based on ecosystemic conditions. Detailed descriptions and discussions on the federal network of marine bioregions can be found in:

  • DFO. 2009.
Last Updated: Nov. 21, 2019
Date Published: Feb. 23, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: FGDB/GDB ESRI REST
Keywords:  Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Canada, Marine conservation areas, Integrated management, Aquatic ecosystems, Marine heritage
Federal

Parks Canada’s long-term goal is to establish at least one national marine conservation area in each of Canada’s marine regions. Once completed, the system of national marine conservation areas will represent Canada’s 29 marine regions spanning its three oceans and the Great Lakes. Five of Canada’s 29 marine regions are represented making the system 17 percent complete.
The purpose of this dataset is to identify the 29 marine regions of Canada including which are presently represented by a national marine conservation area.

Last Updated: Feb. 28, 2020
Date Published: Feb. 14, 2020
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  national marine conservation areas, national marine Conservation areas system, marine regions, oceans, Great Lakes
Federal

Marine mammal predator control is governed by the Marine Mammal Regulations under the Fisheries Act. Records of marine mammal mortalities are maintained and results reported publicly. Additional licences can be obtained for control of other species. Fisheries and Oceans Canada works with industry to improve marine mammal deterrent and control measures.

Last Updated: Apr. 25, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 31, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, marine mammals, predator management, British Columbia, BC
Federal

This dataset is comprised of the spatial boundaries for the Port Hawkesbury and Saint John pilot areas within the Oceans Protection Plan - Area Response Plan (ARP) project.

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Date Published: May 9, 2018
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Oceans
Federal

Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) are areas within Canada's oceans that have been identified through formal scientific assessments as having special biological or ecological significance when compared with the surrounding marine ecosystem. Failure to define an area as an EBSA does not mean that it is unimportant ecologically. All areas serve ecological functions to some extent and require sustainable management. Rather, areas identified as EBSAs should be viewed as the most important areas where, with existing knowledge, regulators and marine users should be particularly risk averse to ensure ecosystems remain healthy and productive.

Last Updated: Sep. 12, 2019
Date Published: Mar. 21, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST ZIP
Keywords:  Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Canada, Arctic Ocean, EBSA, Oceans, Ecosystems, Biological diversity, Conservation
Provincial

Includes: * National Parks * National Marine Conservation Areas * heritage canals * National Wildlife Areas * Other Federal Protected areas This dataset is provided by the federal government, and may not include all Federal protected lands.

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: HTML other ZIP ESRI REST
Keywords:  Economy and Business, Environment and Natural Resources, Government, Government information
Federal

Migratory Bird Sanctuaries are areas set aside by the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) of Environment Canada to protect migratory birds. The sanctuaries include a range of habitat types, such as terrestrial, wetland and marine.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  demographic maps, map, nature conservation, tourism
Federal

Protected areas are composed of land, freshwater and marine areas set aside through legislation to protect representative examples of Canada’s ecosystems. They are created and managed by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. A small but increasing number is also administered by Aboriginal governments and communities. Some protected areas are jointly managed by two or more administrations.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  conservation areas, environment, map
Federal

National Parks and National Marine Conservation Areas form a countrywide network of areas set aside by Canada for their great natural interest. They are protected for public understanding, enjoyment and appreciation.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  demographic maps, map, national parks, tourism
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