Posted by: Bob Payne | May 18, 2011

Report by marine scientists asks Ottawa to protect oceans

Canada is falling badly behind other western countries in protecting its oceans, says a group of top Canadian marine scientists who are calling on the federal government to take action. The 14 scientists, who released a report Monday at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria, want new guidelines so at least 30 per cent of Canadian ocean territory can be protected from activities such as trawling and oil and gas exploration.

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