CANADIAN OCEAN HABITAT PROTECTION SOCIETY EXPLORING, NDERSTANDING, PROTECTING AND RESTORING CANADA’S INCREDIBLE NORTHERN CORAL FORESTS & THOSE FISHERIES THAT CAN COEXIST WITH THEM.
The Canadian Ocean Habitat Protection Society has been working to educate Nova Scotians about our deep sea coral.
The coral story is a story with many strands: fishing, conservation, oil and gas drilling, technological innovation, scientific discovery, old conflicts, new friendships, biodiversity, lawsuits, and more. Its also a story with many faces: fishermen, biologists, geologists, fishery managers, museum curators, educators, journalists, and school kids.
Despite the past and ongoing damage to corals from human activities, primarily fishing and in particular dragging, this is a good news story. Its a story of people from a wide diversity of backgrounds coming together to protect some amazing, but little-known life forms, a rich ecosystem, and a productive fishery.