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Oceans Act (Canada)

Published 1997



Oceans Act (Canada)

Canada’s Fisheries and Oceans department states, “The Oceans Act provides a framework for modern ocean management. The Act calls for the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to lead and facilitate the development of a national ocean management strategy.” The legislation, dealing with issues of conservation and development, was passed on December 18th, 1996 and enacted in 1997.


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