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Canada's Marine Bioregions - Protection Status 2015

Modified: May 19, 2015

Protection statistics were compiled in April 2015 by Living Oceans Society. Protected areas were tallied as "no-take" if they were classed as IUCN type Ia, Ib, II, or III, even though we know that fishing closures are the exception, not the rule in many of these areas. In addition, not all MPAs were assigned an IUCN type at designation and this gap in information varies among bioregions.

Data Sources: Bioregions provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada; MPAs from Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA) Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System (CARTS) and Québec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (2014)

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