• Canada announces ban on industrial activities in marine protected areas

    1 month ago - By CG Compass

    A trio of long-finned pilot whales is seen swimming off the coast of Nova Scotia in this drone photo taken by a researcher studying decision-making in whales. (
    Canada announced today that it will ban all oil and gas activities, mining, dumping and a type of fishing called bottom trawling in marine protected areas , which are coastal and offshore zones set aside for conservation.
    Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson made the announcement April 25 in Montreal, where Canada is hosting a two-day international summit to discuss conservation efforts.
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