What We Do | Oceana Canada

What We Do

Oceana Canada is dedicated to protecting and restoring our oceans.

Our Vision

Oceana Canada seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy and abundant as they once were.

Oceana Canada was established as an independent charity in 2015 and is part of the largest international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Canada has the world’s longest coastline in the world, with an ocean surface of 7.1 million square kilometres, or 70 per cent of its landmass. We believe that Canada has a national and global obligation to manage our natural resources responsibly and help ensure a sustainable source of protein for the world’s growing population.

Oceana Canada has successfully campaigned to end the shark fin trade, make rebuilding depleted fish populations the law, improve the way fisheries are managed and protect marine habitat. We work with civil society, academics, fishers, Indigenous Peoples and the federal government to return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health and abundance. By restoring Canada’s oceans, we can strengthen our communities, reap greater economic and nutritional benefits and protect our future.

Oceana Canada’s current campaigns are: Rebuild Ocean Abundance, Break Free from Plastic, Stop Seafood Fraud, Protect Marine Habitat and Save North Atlantic Right Whales. Join Oceana Canada by becoming a Wavemaker and stay up-to-date on our campaigns. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share your love for the oceans with friends and family.

  • We’re connected to three oceans; the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Ocean
  • Oceana Canada envision a future where the world's oceans are filled with life
  • We’re committed to rebuilding Canada’s fisheries and returning our oceans to health
  • Canada has the world’s longest coastline and an ocean territory that's 70 per cent of its land mass

Our Campaigns

Here's how we're helping to protect the oceans

Oceana Canada works with civil society, academics, fishers and the government to return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health and abundance.

 By restoring Canada’s oceans, we can strengthen our communities, reap greater economic and nutritional benefits and protect our future.