WHAT WE DO
Oceana Canada is dedicated to protecting and restoring our oceans.
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 operates in many regions across Canada and partners with Indigenous communities and governments to protect habitat, including co-leading expeditions to document marine abundance and threats. We acknowledge the traditional territories of Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities that live where we find ourselves today and recognize the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples as laid out by the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Oceana Canada commits to respectfully collaborate with Indigenous partners to achieve policy changes that will safeguard healthy oceans and thriving fisheries that support coastal communities. This work is done in a spirit of reconciliation, including, where applicable, by partnering with local communities, and respecting their Indigenous and cultural knowledge and long-term role in stewarding marine ecosystems.
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
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
Here’s how we’re helping to protect the oceans
Oceana Canada works with civil society, academics, fishers, Indigenous Peoples 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.