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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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