Environment | WATER

Increase the amount of Canada's marine and coastal areas that are protected to 5% by 2017.

October 5, 2015 | Liberal Platform (Page 43)
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Canada's Plan To Reach Marine Conservation Targets

Wednesday June 8, 2016 | Government News Release

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the Government of Canada's commitment to put in place a plan to reach its domestic and international marine conservation targets of protecting 5 percent of Canada's marine and coastal areas by 2017 and 10 percent by 2020.

Canada's approach to achieving the marine conservation targets would be guided by three foundational principles: science-based decision making; transparency; and, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous groups.