Fundian Channel-Browns Bank MPA Committee Starts Work
Above: The Deep Discoverer Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) explores the Fundian Channel. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep Connections 2019
An advisory committee tasked with looking into the potential designation of the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank Area of Interest (AOI) as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the Oceans Act has begun meeting.
The Fundian Channel-Browns Bank was identified as an AOI for an MPA in 2018 because of its ...
MPAs Continue to be Works in Progress
Without a doubt, marine protected areas (MPAs) will be a hot topic in 2019.
The clock is ticking down to the 2020 deadline and commitment by the Canadian government to protecting 10 per cent of marine and coastal areas in the country as a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
In the waters off Nova Scotia, two Areas of Interest (AOI) for marine protected area (MPA) designation under the Oceans Act have been proposed; the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank in the offshore and the ...