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Canada Invests in National Ocean Observation System

Four Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) projects will be receiving $3 million funding over two years. This funding will support the University of Victoria,...

Three Ocean Tech Companies Receive Support from Government of Canada

Three ocean tech companies from Dartmouth are preparing to launch their advanced satellite, seismic, and acoustic data collection technologies. According to the Government of Canada,...

Government of Canada Commits to Growing the Blue Economy

Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy, marine ecosystems to sustain our economy, our food...

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces Blue Futures Pathways Project

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster has announced a new innovation ecosystem project called Blue Futures Pathways Project. The project is focused on building capabilities and the development...

Data Collection Projects in Iqaluit, Nunavut Receive Federal Funding

Two marine environmental data collection projects in Iqaluit, Nunavut are receiving over $550,000 in federal funding through the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program. "Arctic communities and...

Government of Canada Announces Next Step to Remove Vessel from Port of Bridgewater

A step toward the permanent removal of the vessel Cormorant located in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia has been announced by the Government of Canada. “This issue...

Government of Canada Invests in Equipment to Respond to Environmental Spills

Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing in the Canadian Coast Guard to ensure it has modern equipment needed to...

Canada Contributes Disproportionately to the Global Plastic Disaster: Report

A new report by Oceana Canada indicates that the amount of plastic waste Canada generates is disproportionately contributing to the amount of plastic waste...

Minister Jordan Addresses OECD on Need for More Sustainable Blue Economy

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Bernadette Jordan, addressed the need for a more sustainable blue economy at a launch...

New Study Estimates Amount of Plastic in Atlantic Ocean

The mass of ‘invisible’ microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 12-21 million tonnes, according to a new study. This...

Melanie Nadeau Joins Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship as CEO

Melanie Nadeau, P. Eng., has been appointed chief executive officer of the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE). Jim King, chair of the COVE...

26 Projects Receive Federal Funding to Reduce Ghost Gear in Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is funding 26 projects in Canada and around the world to help rid the oceans of ghost gear. Lost and abandoned...

Small Businesses to Help Reduce Ghost Gear in Oceans

Over eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year—including lost and abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost...

P.E.I. Launches Cleaning Our Shoreline Initiative on World Oceans Day

P.E.I. has launched the Cleaning Our Shoreline initiative as part of its commitment to protect the environment. The Cleaning Our Shoreline initiative started on June...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Issues Statement on World Oceans Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on World Oceans Day: "From the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic, oceans are at the...

B.C. Businesses Helping to Tackle Plastic Pollution in Oceans

Canada’s minister of public services and procurement and accessibility, Carla Qualtrough, announced that two businesses based in British Columbia (B.C.) are each receiving a...

Canada Tackles Ghost Fishing Gear in Oceans

Every year, 640,000 tons of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear, also known as ghost gear, enters Canada’s oceans. Ghost fishing gear can stay...

Government of Canada Purchases Equipment to Protect Oceans and Waterways

Public Services and Procurement Canada has purchased equipment on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard to help it protect Canada’s oceans and waterways. "Our Government...

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