Explored culturally and ecologically significant coastal habitats of Nunatsiavut, Northern Labrador.
Used cameras to visually survey the seafloor in coastal bays and fjords off the coast of Nain, Hebron and Okak.
Collaborated with Labrador Inuit to share knowledge, resources and expertise to help inform marine protection in Nunatsiavut, Northern Labrador.
In August 2019, Oceana Canada and the Nunatsiavut Government embarked on an expedition to explore the culturally and ecologically significant coastal habitats of Nunatsiavut in Northern Labrador.
Oceana Canada was established as an independent charity in 2015 and is part of the largest international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana Canada has successfully campaigned to end the shark fin trade, make rebuilding depleted fish populations the law, improve the way fisheries are managed and protect marine habitat. We work with civil society, academics, fishers, Indigenous Peoples and the federal government to return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health and abundance. By restoring Canada’s oceans, we can strengthen our communities, reap greater economic and nutritional benefits and protect our future.
The Nunatsiavut Government is an Inuit regional government that was created in 2005 with the signing of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement that established approximately 72,000 square kilometres of the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area, including 15,800 square kilometres of Labrador Inuit Lands and 48,690 square kilometres of coastal and marine areas.
Imappivut means “Our Oceans” and was designed to represent the relationship that Labrador Inuit have with coastal and marine areas. The plan is guided by the values, knowledge, and interests of Labrador Inuit. Imappivut celebrates the connections Inuit have with the marine environment and works to contribute to the health and wellbeing of Labrador Inuit.
Northeast Pacific Seamounts
In July 2018, Oceana Canada, the Haida Nation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Ocean Networks Canada embarked on an expedition to explore seamounts in the northeast Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia.
Central Coast of British Columbia
In March 2018, Oceana Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Heiltsuk and Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nations, Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (CCIRA) and Ocean Networks Canada explored marine habitats in the Central Coast of British Columbia.
Gulf of St. Lawrence
In August 2017, Oceana Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada spent a week exploring marine habitats in the Laurentian Channel South and North, the American Bank and the Cape Breton Trough.