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July 14, 2020 - CBC News Canada

Canada joins international group of 22 countries to protect oceans

Canada joins international group of 22 countries to protect oceans
Navigating Canadian arctic watersFile Image: (c) Photabulous!

Canada has joined the Global Ocean Alliance, an international group of nearly two dozen other countries working to protect the world's oceans. China, Russia and the United States have not joined the Global Ocean Alliance.

The Global Ocean Alliance, founded by Great Britain last year, seeks to protect 30 per cent of the world's oceans by 2030. "Working in partnership is the only way we're going to make headway," said Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan, who made the announcement Thursday.

The alliance's 22 members include European countries such as Italy, Germany and Sweden, as well as island states such as Fiji and the Seychelles.

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