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  • Study Concerning a Marine Protected
    Area around the Îles de la Madeleine
    2012 - 2014    

Background Context

On December 5, 2011, the governments of Canada and Quebec signed an agreement for carrying out a joint feasibility study on the establishment of a marine protected area around the Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands).

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Study area

extract from aera study map

The study area, which covers some of 17,000 km2, encompasses most of the Magdalen Shallows plateau. It features a large plateau averaging less than 80 metres in depth and consisting primarily of sedimentary rock and sandy deposits.

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Accomplishments

Accomplishments

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...

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