News and Updates
Via Cape Cod Times
"Fishing groups from around New England met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to air complaints about former President Barack Obama’s designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument last year."
Via Times Colonist
"A proposed expansion of the federal government’s marine conservation powers could speed protection at Race Rocks and eliminate drilling permits in conservation areas such as Hecate Strait.
Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced amendments to the Oceans Act and Canada Petroleum Resources Act this week."
Via National Post
"Canada is doing less to protect its waters than most other G8 countries, says a group of marine scientists from across Canada which is raising concerns about the federal government’s approach to ocean protection. The group of 15 scientists sent a letter to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc Wednesday calling on them to restrict human activity in Canada’s marine protected areas (MPAs)."
From 24 to 29 June 2018, more than 700 marine conservationists from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Kuching, Malaysia for the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) and the second iteration of OceansOnline. While we are greatly looking forward to these events, the most important global meetings for marine conservation and online advocacy for the ocean, we already have an eye on the 6th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6) and the third iteration of OceansOnline. These meeting will take place in in 2020.