Month: May 2018

May 14, 2018

MPA Networks offer a better way to protect whole ecosystems

According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, a Marine Protected Area (MPA) is, “part of the ocean that is legally protected and managed to achieve long-term conservation of nature.”

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May 14, 2018

Oil and gas exploration in protected areas

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) recently announced that it would open up new areas for allow oil and gas exploration in the Northeast Newfoundland Slope. Last December, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans designated this area a marine refuge to protected vulnerable corals, sponges and sea pens. The area is also home to bottlenose whales – a federally-listed endangered species.

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