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    The global limit on sulphur content in ships’ fuel oil will be reduced from 3.5% to 0.50% on 01 January 2020. The regulation is intended to substantially reduce harmful sulphur oxide emissions from ships, bringing significant benefits for both human health and the environment. Full story

    News Release

    The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, the Nunavut Planning Commission, the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Water Board are pleased to announce that Colleen Parker has recently been selected to serve as Policy Advisor to the Nunavut Marine Council (NMC).

    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…

    Correspondence Received

    The Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area Planning Committee (represented by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, the Government of Nunavut, and Parks Canada) provided an update on the status of the draft Interim Management Plan for the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area (TINMCA). The associated correspondence is available in the “Documents’ and ‘Other Resources’ tabs .

    Update Received

    Through the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness initiative, Transport Canada is partnering with Indigenous communities across Canada’s coasts for a pilot project to test a web-based and user-friendly system that will enhance the availability of information and data on maritime activity, including vessel traffic, and support local decision-making related to marine safety and…

    Report Published

    In 2019, the Canadian Coast Guard published its annual Radio Aids to Marine Navigation report. Access the report at: https://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/publications/mcts-sctm/ramn-arnm/docs/RAMN-ARNM-2019-eng.pdf

    Correspondence Received

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, the Government of Nunavut, and the Makivik Corporation provided information on the ongoing initiative to develop federal fisheries regulations for Nunavut and adjacent marine areas, including the Nunavik Marine Region. The associated correspondence is available in the ‘Correspondence’ tab. The…

    Canadian Coast Guard 2019 Season Underway

    The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) announced that its 2019 Arctic operational season has commenced and will run until late December 2019. The CCG’s associated News Release is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-coast-guard/news/2019/06/canadian-coas…

    News Release

    The Nunavut Marine Council (NMC) has published a new 5-year Strategic Plan. The News Release can be viewed through the documents tab and the NMC Strategic Plan can be viewed through the Strategic Planning tab or in the Happening Now section.

    Report Published

    In 2018, the Canadian Coast Guard published its annual Radio Aids to Marine Navigation report