Census of Environment: A snapshot of Canada's growing coastal communities and their natural environment

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The extent account for ocean and coastal ecosystems provides a foundation for ecosystem services assessment to enable a better understanding of the value of natural ecosystems. This publication is based on enhanced mapping of seagrass and salt marsh areas, which are particularly important for protecting coastlines, storing carbon and providing nursery habitat for many fish species. Tables for the Ocean and coastal ecosystem extent account, 2023, Protected and conserved ocean and coastal ecosystem extent account, and Coastal population and dwellings by elevation and distance from coastline can be found in this publication
Statistics Canada
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