Just like environmentally protected areas on land, our ocean has special designated areas, too.
We work closely with relevant government departments to ensure conservation objectives and legal requirements are met.
No oil and gas activity has been permitted in the Georges Bank Prohibition Areas since 1988.
In 2008, we established a prohibition on issuing licences in the Donkin Coal Block Area.
No oil and gas drilling can take place within one nautical mile of the low water mark of the Sable Island National Park Reserve.
Certain areas in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area require enhanced environmental mitigation measures before any oil and gas activity can occur. There are several different types of protected area designations.