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A Path to 2020 and Beyond: Protection of Canada's Oceans

Oceans20 Workshop Key Messages
Subject: 
Oceans Act, Marine Protection
Author: 
West Coast Environmental Law Association
CPAWS
David Suzuki Foundation
Ecology Action Centre
Summary: 

Canada’s Oceans Act is 20 years old, yet its full implementation has yet to be realized. To meet the increasing challenges facing our oceans, leaders and practitioners came together in June 2017 at the Oceans20 workshop in Ottawa to chart a path to:

  • achieve effective protection for Canada’s ocean by 2020
  • meet our legal obligations to protect biodiversity, and
  • set the foundation for the next two decades to help ensure thriving ocean ecosystems that continue to support our cultures and livelihoods.

This document summarizes 10 key messages that emerged from active dialogue and expert discussions at the Oceans20 workshop.

Publication Date: 
October 1, 2017
Publication Pages: 
2
Publication Format: 
PDF