In 2015, Ministerial mandate letters charged three federal Ministers with responsibility for reforms on fisheries, protected areas, shipping, and wildlife protection. These commitments, along with the Oceans Protection Plan announced a year later, have resulted in tremendous change in the ocean’s legal landscape in Canada. This report charts progress in four areas:
- Ocean governance
- Ocean protection
- Marine spills
- Marine wildlife
This report was produced by SeaBlue Canada – an alliance of environmental NGOs that are cooperating in advocating for a better protected ocean. SeaBlue Canada is: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Action Centre, Oceans North, West Coast Environmental Law, and WWF-Canada.