Protecting our coasts: Safer coasts

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Oceans Protection Plan


Making Canada's coasts safer by enhancing the marine safety system and strengthening environmental response.

Investments in safety equipment and marine infrastructure in Arctic communities to ensure safer sealift and community resupply

Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing $94.3 million in this initiative over the next 5 years.

Improving marine safety through the Oceans Protection Plan

We are working with Indigenous and coastal communities, the marine industry and other stakeholders to develop and improve Canada's marine safety system.

Aerial surveillance is the best way to detect oil spills

Surveillance through this program reduces oil pollution at sea because ships are aware they're being watched.

Expanding capacity in environmental response and search and rescue

The Government of Canada is developing measures that will enhance marine safety, as well as prevent and improve response to marine pollution incidents. These initiatives will help keep Canadian waters and coasts safe and clean, for today's use and for future generations.

Reviewing the Pilotage Act to keep coasts safe

This Review will support the delivery of safe, efficient and environmentally responsible marine pilotage services into the future.

Canada's marine weather at a glance

Marine Forecasts and Warnings for Canada.

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