PROGRAMS

The Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society (CMEPS) is a registered charitable society working to educate Canadians about the need to protect the ocean's remaining natural ecosystems for their biological and cultural importance, now and for the future.

 
 
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Current Workshops

 

 

Join CMEPS President Roy Mulder and Teaching Artist Deidre Potash for an art workshop that makes positive change happen.

Learn to Love the Right Whales the Right Way.

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Publications



Since 1992, volunteers for CMEPS have gathered information on the plight of Canadian Arctic marine mammals from sources such as the Canadian government, independent scientists and international committees that work to protect and/or consume whales, seals and polar bears. CMEPS uses this information to publish attractive reports that are very educational and easy for the general public to study 

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Ocean Conservation



We cannot expect to have a healthy ocean that can support us if we do not provide the conditions for that environment to flourish. Damaged ecosystems need time to recover, just like patients need time to get better. Preserving these crucial areas gives much-needed respite to the plants and animals that support our larger but fragile ecosystem. 

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Glass Sponge Habitat Protection


A delicate 
lifeforms that might help filter ocean water gives us a glimpse of its beauty in BC waters. Sustaining a plethora of marine life, these delicate areas need our most determinate protection and CMEPS has been involved in its documentation and actively supported their creation.

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Rockfish Nurseries

Rockfish cannot survive once they have been fished out and then thrown back in the water. They need, like most species, a safe place to reproduce and let their young develop into strong adults.


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Ghost Nets Awareness

HOW we fish and taking responsibility for the continued and useless loss of marine life is one of the most important steps any fishery can take.
Locating and salvaging hard to find nets and various ways to do that, while educating people on the benefits of using certain filaments instead of others is important.

Learn more here.