Protecting our coasts

Oceans Protection Plan

Canadian coasts and waterways: A workplace for some, a playground for others, and a source of goods, inspiration and pride for us all. The Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada's coasts and waterways, while growing our economy. With this Plan, our future generations will continue to enjoy and benefit from our coasts and waterways the way we do now.


Canada is investing in science to protect our waters from oil spills

2017-12-18 - News releases
The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our marine and coastal areas clean and safe for the benefit of current and future generations. That is why we are taking concrete action, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to protect our marine and coastal areas from potential oil spills.

Government of Canada to improve local maritime situational awareness and reduce marine traffic congestion through the Oceans Protection Plan

2017-11-16 - News releases
Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resources. Canadians across the country rely on marine transportation to go about their everyday life or to deliver products to market in a safe and responsible way.

Significant coastal restoration fund investment in Newfoundland and Labrador to restore a healthy marine ecosystem in Conne River, NL

2017-11-15 - News releases
CONNE RIVER, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR – The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is committed to providing resources for environmental protection and restoration for the benefit of all Canadians.

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Let's Talk – Oceans Protection Plan

Here is your opportunity to provide input into many of the actions under the Oceans Protection Plan to protect our coasts.

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Oceans Protection Plan

Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resources.

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