Healthy Oceans. Healthy Communities.

What We're Doing

Living Oceans Society believes that healthy communities need healthy oceans. To ensure that we have healthy oceans, we need to protect ocean ecosystems. And to do this, we need to protect the four basic building blocks of ocean ecosystems: habitat, biodiversity, food webs, and water quality.

Much of our work is about improving protection for habitat. This is because there are serious shortcomings in the way that Canada manages the impacts of fisheries on marine habitat. For this reason, Living Oceans Society has long been at the forefront of efforts to improve both science and management for important kinds of habitat, such as deep-sea corals and glass sponge reefs. We're also working hard to ensure that ecosystem planning takes strong measures to protect biodiversity, food webs and water quality.