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Clear Seas

August 9, 2017

Marine Transportation Corridors

Clear Seas is undertaking a multifaceted analysis to help describe risks related to marine shipping activities and to assist in marine spatial planning on Canada’s Pacific coast.

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August 3, 2017

Canada’s Top Marine Exports and Imports

Canada is fortunate to have a vast wealth of natural resources which contribute significantly to the nation’s economy. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that the majority of Canada’s marine exports and imports, by volume, are natural resource-based bulk commodities.

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July 19, 2017

How is the Marine Shipping Industry Regulated?

Commercial marine shipping is inherently an international activity. As such, the industry requires regulation at the international level. International maritime regulations, also known as conventions, are developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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July 6, 2017

Who is Responsible for Responding to a Ship-source Oil Spill in Canada?

A ship-source oil spill is defined as a discharge of any type of oil from a commercial vessel into the marine environment. In the event of a ship-source oil spill in Canadian waters, three main players are involved in responding to and cleaning up the spill: the polluter, the contracted response organization, and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

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July 4, 2017

The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous Environments

Although crude oil spills are infrequent in Canada their consequences to the environment and impacted local economies, as well as on human health, can be profound.

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June 22, 2017

15 Questions About Commercial Marine Shipping

Test your Canadian maritime knowledge!

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June 19, 2017

Why Seafarers Matter

Today, 90% of world trade is carried by ship. Globally, there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally and the total cargo capacity of the world merchant shipping fleet is 1.75 billion deadweight tonnes (DWT). The people responsible for maintaining, running and operating the fleet are seafarers.

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Canadian Council of Academies

May 24, 2017

The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada

The study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives – whether or not they live in coastal communities.

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May 12, 2017

Oil Tankers

Learn more about oil tankers in Canadian waters. Find out where tankers operate & what measures are in place to prevent, prepare for & respond to oil spills.

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