On April 6, 2018, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the formation of a National Advisory Panel to make recommendations on Canada’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
MPAs are legally protected and managed areas of the ocean that are set aside for long-term conservation. Despite this simple definition, marine protection can take several different forms, all of which have benefits and drawbacks. Creating standards for marine protection is a primary goal of the National Advisory Panel. Continue reading