An introduction to the Oceans Protection Plan


Canada’s coasts and waterways are part of our identity.

For some of us, they’re a workplace. For others, they’re a place to call home. But to all Canadians, they’re a source of life, inspiration, and pride.

That’s why the Government of Canada launched the Oceans Protection Plan in 2016.

Since then, our coasts and waterways are better protected from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

There are over 50 initiatives under the Plan, and they have: 

  • made marine shipping safer
  • built stronger partnerships with Indigenous and coastal communities on marine safety
  • improved training, prevention, and response to marine incidents
  • and increased protection and restoration of our marine ecosystems

The list goes on, but one thing is for certain: Canada’s coasts and waterways are safer and healthier for everyone.

Thanks to the Oceans Protection Plan, all Canadians are working together to protect our oceans for generations to come.

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