Glass Sponge Habitat Protection

We cannot turn a deaf ear to the plight of marine animals and their ocean habitat. 

CMEPS has addressed issues such as environmental conditions, management practices, population status, and humane treatment of marine animals in Canada.

Protecting the ocean’s remaining natural ecosystems is paramount, for their biological as well as their cultural importance, now and for the future.

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OBJECTIVES

to define emerging threats to

Canada's oceans and marine

species

to advance the creation of marine

protected areas (MPAs)

and to improve the protection and

conservation of threatened marine

animals.

PURPOSE

review major areas of marine

ecosystem vulnerability and

sensitivity,

examine strategies for protecting

and conserving marine ecosystems

and animals,

and produce consensus on

achieving milestones towards this

goal.

GOALS

to gain international recognition of

marine problems

to develop international regulations

necessary to safeguard marine

areas

to develop sustainable international policies for marine exploitation, since most fisheries are now past the sustainable point and many species have been fully exploited.

A little bit of CMEPS history

In the past, CMEPS attended certain Whaling Commission events, and still supports the global ending of whaling.

Whale Research