Marine

Canada has the longest coastline in the world and a marine area that is half the size of our country. But our marine ecosystems tend to be out of sight and out of mind. And now, they are in serious trouble.

Marine Special Area's Guide

The coastal and marine region around the province of Newfoundland & Labrador is home to a number of areas that are of particular interest from ecological, soical or economic persepectives. CPAWS-NL has created the first document dealing with Special Marine Areas of Newfoundland & Labrador that has intergrated the input of governments, academics, non-governmental organizations and community members, as well as data from academic, government and community literature to compile information on these areas. The Special Marine Areas Guide is expected to aid in increasing public understanding of important areas in the province, as well as any current or potential threats to these areas; assist with education and public awareness-raising efforts concerning coastal and ocean management; and be a resource to communities, organizations and government departments involved in coastal and ocean strategy development. Read our Special Marine Area Guide HERE.

Ocean Memories 

What CPAWS is doing

Our goals:

  • Establish a network of marine protected areas in Canada's waters
  • Conserve special marine features, like bird sanctuaries and cold water corals
  • Protect endangered marine species and their habitat
  • Encourage sustainable use of marine and coastal resources

 

We want to know NL!

  • How much you know about Marine Protected Areas?
  • Where you'd like to see them in Newfoundland and Labrador? 
  • Fill out our Marine Protected Area's Survey and get entered to win great prizes! 

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Canada has the longest coastline in the world, and a marine area that is almost half the size of our country. But our marine ecosystems tend to be out of sight and out of mind. And now, they are in serious trouble. We have protected less than 1% of Canada's marine waters. Take action to protect our oceans!
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