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  • Pew Applauds New Marine Protected Area in Canada’s Arctic

    WASHINGTON—The Pew Charitable Trusts commends Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the government of the Northwest Territories for creation of the Anguniaqvia Niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area, a 2,400-square-kilometre (926-square-mile) region in Canada’s Beaufort Sea that provides critical habitat for marine mammals and fish. The announcement was made today in Ottawa. Read More

  • Canadian Beaufort Sea Fisheries Management Plan Applauded

    A new Arctic fisheries management plan announced by Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that will protect more than 800,000 square kilometres in Canada’s Beaufort Sea from large-scale commercial fishing and ensure a sustainable resource for local communities was praised today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More

  • Protecting Manitoba's White Whales

    Each summer, as the sea ice recedes, more than 57,000 beluga whales return to the estuaries along western Hudson Bay in Manitoba. These inlets provide critical seasonal habitat for an estimated one-third of the planet’s belugas. Read More

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