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Conserving Life in Canada’s Oceans

Conserving Life in Canada’s Oceans
Canada is bordered by three oceans—the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic—that together give it the world’s longest shoreline and jurisdiction over approximately 3.3 million square miles of marine habitat that are as diverse and full of life as they are vast. This biodiversity and abundance support a unique way of life for all Canadians including more than a million Indigenous people, who have sustained their communities with hunting and fishing for thousands of years.

The Pew Charitable Trusts works to protect the rich diversity of life in Canada’s oceans through partnerships with Canada-based scientists, conservation and fishing organizations, Indigenous communities, and government agencies. Together, we advance policies to establish marine protected areas; safeguard environmentally sensitive regions of the Arctic Ocean from industrial fishing, offshore energy development, and shipping; and promote science-based conservation measures for commercial fisheries. 

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Tallurutiup Imanga

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Tallurutiup Imanga

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Baffin Bay and Davis Strait

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Hudson Bay Beluga Project

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Every summer, one of the largest concentrations of beluga whales in the world returns to the southwestern coast of Hudson Bay as the sea ice recedes.

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The Arctic Heritage and Beauty of Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)