Maxine Westhead of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, presented this webinar with the EBM Tools Network  and the National MPA Center on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Planning a network of MPAs off of Canada’s East Coast of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick is no small task. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is the lead agency of this effort, working in partnership with Environment Canada, Parks Canada and the provinces to design a marine protected areas network that represents the region’s diverse habitats and ecosystems to meet the goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as national and regional goals and mandates.  Maxine will describe the work completed to date for this unique area of Canadian waters, successes, challenges, and next steps in the planning process.