The North

Canada falling far behind on marine conservation say experts

Canadian government commitments to ramp up protected marine areas to 10 per cent by 2020 might cause regions to be chosen based on ease and speed, rather than biological importance, say some critics.

Members of a NASA shipborne investigation study how changing conditions in the Arctic will influence the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems. University of British Columbia's Rashid Sumaila says the Arctic is where Canada’s marine environment most needs protection. Photograph courtesy of Kathryn Hansen, NASA.

By DENIS CALNAN

PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 12:00 AM

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