Panel Recommending Bottom Trawling be Prohibited in MPAs
Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in marine protected areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in its final report and recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
The seven-member panel, established last spring, makes 13 recommendations to the minister that focus on minimum protection standards in federal marine protected areas, including Oceans Act marine protected areas ...
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 ...