Ocean protection

New fishery closures key to feds’ 2017 marine protection goal

Fish harvesters and the opposition Conservatives are nervous about the fast pace at which the government is planning to preserve ocean territory.

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc is leading the government's plans to dramatically increase the size and number of protected marine ecosystems in Canadian waters. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By PETER MAZEREEUW

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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