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    Update to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

    The Government of Canada has released the first update to the online version of the 2019-2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), documenting progress towards the FSDS’s targets.

    Strategic Assessment of Climate Change Published

    The Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC) was published on July 16, 2020.

    Government of Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance to reach 30% marine protection by 2030

    The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced Canada has joined the United Kingdom and other countries in the Global Ocean Alliance.

    Transport Canada announces updated COVID-19 measures pertaining to cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters

    To help limit the spread of COVID-19, cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020.

    Advice Provided

    The Nunavut Marine Council has provided advice to the Government of Canada regarding a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters.

    Update Received

    The Record of Discussion from the Canadian Marine Advisory Council meeting held in Yellowknife from November 13-14, 2019 in Yellowknife, NT is now available in the “Documents’ tab.

    Report Published

    The Government of Canada has released its first report on the state of the marine ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic.

    Update Received

    ArcticNet has added a dedicated COVID-19 page to its website providing useful and current information such as regional advisories regarding field work restrictions, project timelines and budgets, as well as external links of interest.

    News Release

    The Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group of the Arctic Council has launched a new video for the Arctic Ship Traffic Data initiative.

    Update Received

    The International Maritime Organization is postponing further meetings due to COVID-19, including the 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, scheduled to take place from 30 March to 3 April 2020. More information about IMO activitiescan be accessed at: