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News Release

The Nunavut Marine Council (NMC) has published a new 5-year Strategic Plan. The News Release can be viewed through the documents tab and the NMC Strategic Plan can be viewed through the Strategic Planning tab or in the Happening Now section.

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Report Available

The Literature Review for the Review of Cumulative Effects Management Concepts and International Frameworks is now available. To receive copies, please contact the Transport Canada Cumulative Effects team at TC.MarineAssessment-EvaluationMaritime.TC@tc.gc.ca. The executive summary of the report is available at http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/review-cumulative-effects-management-concepts-international-frameworks.html.

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Report Release Oceans Protection Plan

On November 7, 2018 the Government of Canada celebrated the second anniversary of the Oceans Protection Plan by releasing a Report to Canadians which outlines what has been accomplished in the past two years with the Oceans Protection Plan. The Report can be accessed at https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/report-canadians-investing-coasts-oceans-protection-plan.html.

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East Hudson Bay/James Bay Regional Roundtable

From January 30-31, 2019 the Mushkegowuk Council will host the second East Hudson Bay/James Bay Regional Roundtable meeting in Timmins, Ontario. The Roundtable will bring together east Hudson Bay and James Bay communities and organizations from Nunavik, Nunavut, Eeyou Marine Region and Mushkegowuk Cree to continue coordination on environmental stewardship for the region.

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Notice of Consultations

Transport Canada will be holding consultation sessions across Canada to discuss the proposed amendments to the Marine Personnel Regulations. More information on consultations to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on November 27, 2018 is available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mpr-consultations-consultations-rpm-halifax-tickets-51565418555. More information on consultations to be held in St.

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Report Released

As part of the Government of Canada’s “Ocean Protection Plan” is considering changes to key pieces of legislation to strengthen marine safety and environmental protection. The Government is seeking comments from the public, Indigenous communities and groups, industry, and stakeholders on the direction of the potential legislative changes as outlined in the attached paper. Any questions or written feedback can be provided to TC.OPPLegis-LegisPPO.TC@tc.gc.ca.

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Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas

Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas, produced by Oceans North and its partners, provides an overview of the marine mammals, seabirds, fish and other wildlife that thrive in our northern waters – and highlights the importance of a healthy ecosystem for the people who live there. The Atlas can be accessed at https://oceansnorth.org/en/canada-arctic-marine-atlas/ and in the Correspondence tab.

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