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“Making the world a better place, one no-take marine protected sanctuary at a time”

Marine Life Sanctuaries Society (MLSS) is a Canadian registered charitable organization. It has been in existence since 1985 and was originally formed with the goal of creating more marine sanctuaries in Canada. MLSS was a key organization in the creation of a marine sanctuary in Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver almost 20 years ago.  To this day Whytecliff Park still remains the only marine reserve in the Canadian Pacific which is completely closed to fishing.

Our Vision:   MLSS will create an environment that is conducive to educating, inspiring and engaging the individuals and communities to support the creation of marine protected areas (or sanctuaries (TBD)).

Our Mission:  Making the world a better place, one No-Take Marine Protected Area (MPA) sanctuary at a time.

Our Pledge:  Being a member of MLSS means that you, as a member and marine steward, will voluntarily refrain from extracting any marine organism out of RCAs, MCAs, NMCAs, and other marine reserves.”

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