Liberals, Indigenous leaders among those to set rules for marine protected areas – CBC

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Advisory panel named to navigate what activities will and will not be allowed inside coastal waters

Apr 10, 2018

The Trudeau government has named an advisory panel to navigate the stormy issue of what activities will and will not be allowed inside coastal waters and ocean designated as marine protected areas.

Canada has promised to “protect” 10 per cent of marine waters by 2020, but what that means in terms of restrictions on fishing and other commercial activity has not been established.

“We’re not there yet,” said Rémi Bujold, who co-chairs a seven-member advisory panel named Friday by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

The panel has until mid-September to recommend the standards that will apply inside marine protected areas.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/advisory-panel-mpa-trudeau-government-1.4612177

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