Send a Letter: Marine Protection

Send a Message: Protect Canada's Oceans

Science on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the world shows that at least 30% of a bioregion (not an individual MPA, but for instance the entire "Great Bear Sea") must be off-limits to all resource exploitation and industrial activity to effectively conserve and protect marine biodiversity and fisheries for the long-term. These “no-take areas” can act as reservoirs for fish, replenishing stocks outside their boundaries, and should be the core zone of an MPA. They also need to be enforced for the long-term (minimum 10 years) to be effective. And most importantly, basing conservation decisions on science isn't enough: respecting Indigenous rights, traditional knowledge, and governance is integral to effective marine protection in Canada. Send a message to elected officials using our form letter below.