Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Oceana Canada CEO Welcomes Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan


Josh Laughren, the CEO of Oceana Canada, has released a statement welcoming the news that the Canadian government has announced a CA$2 billion/~US$1.55 billion/~€1.52 billion funding package for the country’s Ocean Protection Plan.

According to Laughren:

“Oceana Canada supports the federal government’s announcement of $2 billion for Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan. The oceans are the life support system of the planet. If invested wisely, this funding provides an opportunity to protect and safeguard the oceans.

“We encourage the government to enhance ocean protection and resiliency by focusing on rebuilding depleted fish populations, to improve the efficiency, safety and sustainability of supply chains by implementing a boat-to-plate traceability system for seafood, and to better manage marine traffic by creating permanent protection for whales including endangered North Atlantic right whales.

“We further encourage collaboration with Indigenous Peoples to transform the way Canada approaches fisheries, bringing together all perspectives as part of the continued commitment to reconciliation.”

You can find the full statement here, plus more about the Canadian government initiative here.

Sam Helmy
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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com