Canada | New American Bank MPA announced in Gulf of St. Lawrence; will cover 1000 sq km
A new area of ocean in eastern Canada will be protected as part of the Canadian government plan to protect 10 per cent of its marine and coastal areas by 2020. The area measures 1,000 sq. km. and is in the Gulf of St. Lawrence where the Gaspé and Chaleur Bay currents meet.
“This biological crossroads is important for many species of fish and crustaceans, including endangered species such as whales and Spotted and Northern Wolffish,” reads a statement from the department of fisheries and oceans.