Disposal at sea

A permit system to control the disposal of waste and other matters into the ocean and protect the marine environment.

A ship disposing a substance at sea

Services and information

Applying for a permit

Disposal at sea is prohibited without a permit for fish waste, dredged or excavated material.

Application forms

Forms for disposal of dredged, excavated or fish waste material.

Renewable permits

Routine, low risk projects may be eligible to be renewed up to four times.

Emergency disposal

Permit for emergency use to avoid risk to the environment and human health.

Disposal site monitoring

Ensuring permit conditions protect human health and the marine environment.

Watch a video about the program

Disposal at sea activities across Canada.

Contact information

Find contact information for disposal at sea program.

Disposal at Sea program

A permit system to control disposal of non-hazardous wastes or other matter into the ocean.

What we are doing

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