Top 10 Recommendations for an Amended Oceans Act (2017)

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In June 2017, the federal government tabled Bill C-55, proposing changes to Canada’s Oceans Act. Unfortunately, Bill C-55 does not go far enough in providing effective protection for marine protected areas (MPAs) under the Act. This document, published by West Coast Environmental Law, includes 10 key recommendations for amending the Oceans Act to establish minimum protection standards for MPAs, enhance public accountability, and recognize Indigenous co-governance and enforcement.