ISSUES

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.

Ocean Conservation



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.

Learn more here.

 
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

Learn more about MPAs

 
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Rockfish in glass sponge

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Rockfish in glass sponge
Rockfish in glass sponge

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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.

Learn more here.

 
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.


Learn more here.
 
 
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.