Oceana Canada Celebrates Major Conservation Victory: Underwater Mountains off the Coast of B.C. Now Permanently Protected

VANCOUVER, unceded territory of the Coast Salish People, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tslei, July 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada has designated 133,017km2 of underwater mountains, known as seamounts, off the West Coast of Vancouver Island as its newest and largest Marine Protected Area (MPA). Oceana Canada applauds Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announcement that protects 93% of Canada’s known seamounts, marking a significant step toward preserving marine biodiversity.

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