Yearly Archives: 2021

    Nunavut Marine Council Feedback on the Government of Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy

    The Nunavut Marine Council has provided feedback on the Blue Economy Strategy Engagement Paper. The letter to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard is available under the Documents tab.

    Call for proposals: IMPAC5

    The 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress
    (IMPAC5) is seeking quality proposal submissions from a broad spectrum of marine protected area practitioners, stakeholders, institutions, governments and organizations, Indigenous peoples, individuals and young professionals. Proposals for a variety of in-person and virtual formats that align with IMPAC5’s themes and streams will be considered.

    Arctic Council Ministerial Deliverables Published

    The 12th Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council marks the end of the two-year Icelandic Chairmanship term. It provided an opportunity to review and approve the Council’s activities and accomplishments under the Icelandic Chairmanship. It also saw the Russian Federation assume the role of chairing the Arctic Council for the next two years. Deliverables of the Icelandic Chairmanship are available here.

    Arctic Shipping Status Report Published

    The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) today issued its third Arctic Shipping Status Report – Shipping in the Northwest Passage: Comparing 2013 to 2019.

    Opportunity for Input: Low Impact Shipping Corridors

    The Government of Canada is seeking input on the Low Impact Shipping Corridors. Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Northern Low-Impact Shipping Corridors (Corridors) initiative is co-led by the Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and Canadian Hydrographic Service. The Corridors initiative seeks to minimize potential effects of shipping on wildlife, respect culturally and ecologically sensitive areas, enhance marine navigation safety, and guide investments in the North.

    NMC Logo Contest Launched

    The Nunavut Marine Council (NMC) is excited to launch a contest for Nunavummiut interested in creating a logo that captures elements of marine conservation and marine shipping – the focus of our work. Entries can be submitted to, by mail, or by fax.

    Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy Launched

    Land, Water, Ocean, Us: A Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy was launched on March 16th, 2021. The National Strategy outlines 9 Action Streams that provide a common framework for action over the course of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

    New Arctic Regions’ Boundary announced

    In 2018, Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the creation of stand-alone Arctic Regions to advance reconciliation, partnerships and collaboration with Inuit, First Nation and Métis Nation organizations and governments, provinces and territories and other partners.

    NMC Feedback Provided on Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada

    The Nunavut Marine Council has provided feedback on the Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada: Discussion Document. The letter to the Marine Planning and Conservation Directorate of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is available under the Documents tab.