News Release

On August 1, 2019, Canada surpassed its 10% marine conservation target with the establishment of the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the new ministerial authority of the Oceans Act. The Tuvaijuittuq MPA protects 5.55% of Canada’s marine territory, bringing the total of protected Canadian oceans and coasts to nearly 14%. More details about the announcement, made by the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Premier of Nunavut, Joe Savikataaq, and President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, P.J. Akeeagok, can be viewed here: Additional information about the Tuvaijuittuq MPA and achieving the 10% marine conservation target can be found at

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