Government of Canada and Northern partners announce new Marine Protected Area in the Arctic

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Canada is home to several unique marine environments that, due to their sensitive ecosystems and increasing amounts of human pressure, need to be conserved and protected for the benefit of our natural aquatic wildlife and all Canadians.

Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, together with the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the establishment of a new Marine Protected Area in the Arctic. Located in the Beaufort Sea near the community of Paulatuk, Northwest Territories, the Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area was created in collaboration with the Inuvialuit, as well as partners from industry, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders....

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