logo-home-page

The governments of Canada and Québec agree that it is in their mutual interest to ensure adequate protection of marine biodiversity in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, specifically the Magdalen Shallows plateau, within their respective jurisdictions.

On December 5, 2011, the governments of Canada and Quebec announced an agreement to conduct a study on the creation of a marine protected area around the Îles de la Madeleine.

On this occasion, the parties clearly expressed their desire to include community interests throughout the study by creating a consultative committee that is representative of the area.

Under the Agreement to conduct a study on the establishment of a marine protected area around the Îles de la Madeleine, the governments of Canada and Québec plan to involve local populations and relevant aboriginal communities.

Bookmark and Share