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Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping

We are an independent research centre that supports safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

Mission

To be the leading source of credible, fact-based information to bring clarity to decision-making for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

Vision

A vibrant, safe and sustainable marine shipping industry that leads world standards, and that Canadians feel part of and trust.

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Recognition comes at a painful time in the history of Indigenous People and shines a light on injustice, residential schools, and the need for reconciliation

This June, Canada is commemorating National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous Peoples have a deep history and connection to the land we call Canada and the oceans and waters that wash on to its shores.

Sharing the waterways: Understanding the effects of marine shipping on Southern Resident killer whales and the measures to help protect them

With more than 27,000 km of coastline that extends from Alaska to Washington State, Canada’s Pacific region is home to a rich and vibrant marine ecosystem. Thousands of sea creatures inhabit these waters, from microscopic species to large, fascinating mammals. Among them are the highly intelligent and iconic orcas, also known as killer whales.

2021 Update: Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species of large whales.

Anchors Away: Understanding the Issues About Ships at Anchor

As Canada’s international trade and the global demand for its products continues to grow, the need for anchorages, which allow ships to wait outside a harbour to unload or pick-up their cargos, has increased. This has an impact on coastal areas, the environment and on the traditional activities of Indigenous communities.

Research Spotlight: Sylvain Lafrance

The Marine Acoustic Research Station (MARS) project was created to measure the acoustic signature of vessels transiting the St. Lawrence River to help manage the effect of ship noise on marine mammals.

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Clear Seas provides impartial information on marine shipping in Canada to policy makers and the public. Our mandate is to initiate and interpret research, analyze policies, identify best practices, share information and facilitate dialogue.