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Annual General Meeting / Marine Protected Areas

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The November Meeting is our Annual General Meeting.

After the AGM, we will will have a talk called:

Marine Protected Areas: Challenges and Opportunities in Atlantic Canada
by Jordy Thomson

Marine protected areas are a cornerstone of effective ocean conservation. Despite the fact that Canada is an ocean nation with over 200,000 km of coastline, we have been slow to implement protected areas in our coastal and marine waters, with < 1% protected as recently as 2015. However, this is now changing as our federal government has pledged to meet international conservation targets and has now set aside nearly 14% of marine areas for protection. In Atlantic Canada, this movement on ocean conservation presents both opportunities and challenges. In this talk, I’ll summarize the progress we’ve made to date, current issues facing the continued expansion of MPAs, and opportunities for the future. Along with plenty of photos of Maritime ocean life and our beautiful coastlines.

 

Jordy Thomson is the Marine Science and Conservation Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre

 

Details

Date:
November 18
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241