Welcome to the website for the Nunavut Marine Council, a collaboration between Nunavut's Institutions of Public Government.
The objective of this website is to provide access to the Nunavut Marine Council, its outgoing and incoming correspondence, background materials and associated materials. The NMC intends to also utilize this website to improve the access for Nunavummiut to relevant resources and information related to Nunavut marine areas.
February 2, 2018: Since the launch of this website, the Nunavut Marine Council has been actively engaging with Inuit, Government, and other partners to increase awareness of the Council’s role in marine management and to investigate potential partnerships and funding opportunities related to protection and promotion of Nunavut’s marine areas.
A five-year strategic plan is currently being developed to outline the existing role of the Nunavut Marine Council as well as a vision for what it could accomplish with additional resources moving forward. It is expected that the strategic plan will be publically released in the coming months.
We invite you to explore the website and connect with us by sending a message through the form on the website main page, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
As part of the Government of Canada’s “Ocean Protection Plan” is considering changes to key pieces of legislation to strengthen marine safety and environmental protection. The Government is seeking comments from the public, Indigenous communities and groups, industry, and stakeholders on the direction of the potential legislative changes as outlined in the attached paper. Any questions or written feedback can be provided to TC.OPPLegis-LegisPPO.TC@tc.gc.ca.
Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas, produced by Oceans North and its partners, provides an overview of the marine mammals, seabirds, fish and other wildlife that thrive in our northern waters – and highlights the importance of a healthy ecosystem for the people who live there. The Atlas can be accessed at https://oceansnorth.org/en/canada-arctic-marine-atlas/ and in the Correspondence tab.
The Nunavut Marine Council wishes to increase public awareness and engagement regarding marine issues. By choosing to get involved and providing your questions, comments and advice to the following initiatives, you can assist in the protection and promotion of Nunavut’s marine areas. You can also contact the NMC directly to notify us of any ongoing initiatives we should be aware of and consider participating in or sharing with our network.