Marine Protected Areas
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.
to define emerging threats to
Canada's oceans and marine
to advance the creation of marine
protected areas (MPAs)
and to improve the protection and
conservation of threatened marine
review major areas of marine
ecosystem vulnerability and
examine strategies for protecting
and conserving marine ecosystems
and produce consensus on
achieving milestones towards this
to gain international recognition of
to develop international regulations
necessary to safeguard marine
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.