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.
Protecting the ocean begins at home, and CMEPS employs local historical knowledge. Fish stocks tells us that we need to change our ways. We need to stop pollution and diseases before they hit the water ways. CMEPS advocates, communicates and educates about preserving what we love and cannot get back once it's gone.
Marine Protected Areas
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.
In order to improve the fish stocks and preserve the
equilibrium of a healthy marine environment along our
coasts, we need to create voluntary and government
sanctioned marine protected areas (MPAs). CMEPS has been actively involved in the historical creation of MPAs
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.