Marine pollution and environmental response


Ballast water, marine spills, Greenhouse gases (GHG) reductions, sustainability, tanker safety requirements, reporting marine pollution, abandoned boats.


Services and information

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species

Implementing new regulations and measures to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in Canadian waters.

Environmental response to marine spills

Oil spill preparedness and response, aerial surveillance, hazardous and noxious substances response, advisory councils.


Environmental emergencies - who to call

Telephone numbers (available 24 hours) for any kind of pollution incident.

Vessel safety, spill prevention and response

Oil tanker safety statistics, oil spill prevention measures, risk assessment, response, liability, compensation, port protection.


Permit for disposal at sea

Permit system, control disposal of waste into the ocean, protect the marine environment.

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels

Impact of abandoned boats, what to do if you find one, Abandoned Boats Program (ABP).


Green Shipping Corridors

Global memorandum understanding multi port multi jurisdiction green shipping corridors.

Quiet Vessel Initiative

The Initiative is testing the most promising technologies, vessel designs, retrofits and operational practices to make vessels quieter.


Cumulative Effects of Marine Shipping

Studying the effects of marine shipping on Canada’s coasts, creating a National Cumulative Effects Assessment Framework for Marine Shipping.

Marine insurance certificate

How to apply for a marine insurance certificate.