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Ocean Law Developments in Canada 2015-2019

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Subject: 
Marine Law
Author: 
Stephanie Hewson, Staff Lawyer
Summary: 

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.

Publication Date: 
August 29, 2019
Publication Pages: 
16
Publisher: 
SeaBlue Canada
Publication Format: 
PDF