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It's a win for the oceans!

West Coast Environmental Law: It’s a win for the oceans!

Humpback whale breaching off of Gil Island, Gitga’at First Nation territory. Photograph by Brodie Guy.

Exciting news was announced on April 25, 2019 by the Government of Canada: No more industrial activities in marine protected areas

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law are celebrating today’s announcement that the federal government will exclude oil and gas development, bottom trawl fishing, mining and dumping in all of Canada’s marine protected areas (MPAs), adopting the recommendations of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards.

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