Canada signs the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance Declaration

Ottawa – The Atlantic Ocean is one of the most productive marine environments in the world. It is home to an abundance of marine life and supports coastal livelihoods through industries like fishing, aquaculture and tourism. The Atlantic Ocean is treasured for its biodiversity and for the key role it plays in helping mitigate the impacts of climate change. It is important that, together with likeminded countries, we continue to take concrete, coordinated and measurable actions for an Atlantic Ocean that is healthy and sustainable now and for future generations.

Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, joined representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Morocco, South Africa, the European Union and the United States to sign the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance (AAORIA) Declaration, confirming Canada’s commitment to advancing cooperative ocean science. Together with our domestic and international partners, Canada will continue to take action to advance innovative and transformative science that will support a healthy and sustainable Atlantic Ocean now and into the future.

Canada has made significant investments in international ocean science activities, as well as demonstrating strong leadership to generate and share the knowledge needed to inform sustainable ocean policies. The All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance aims to enhance marine research, innovation, and cooperation throughout the Atlantic basin, building upon ongoing international science efforts, including the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.