On August 1, 2019, Canada surpassed its 10% marine conservation target with the establishment of the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the new ministerial authority of the Oceans Act. The Tuvaijuittuq MPA protects 5.55% of Canada’s marine territory, bringing the total of protected Canadian oceans and coasts to nearly 14%.
More details about the announcement, made by the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Premier of Nunavut, Joe Savikataaq, and President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, P.J. Akeeagok, can be viewed here:
Additional information about the Tuvaijuittuq MPA and achieving the 10% marine conservation target can be found at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/conservation/achievement-realisations/index-eng.html
Aug 01, 2019