By the year 2030, the Maritime Strategy will enable Québec to fully, sustainably build on its know-how and maritime assets.
Through this vision, the government is revealing what Québec’s maritime sector will be like over the next 15 years. It is indicating the path to follow so that everyone works together to make Québec a prosperous maritime nation focused on the future.
The Maritime Strategy, the first such strategy in Québec’s history, presents a perspective up to 2030 and sets out an action plan for the 2015-2020 period.
The plan is at one and the same time ambitious and realistic. It seeks to foster sustainable growth in Québec’s maritime economy and encourage the creation of quality jobs in all regions of Québec. It also seeks to protect the integrity of Québec’s river and marine ecosystems while enhancing the betterment of communities in the maritime territory.
The Maritime Strategy reflects the findings of an extensive consultation conducted among partners in Québec’s maritime sector. It also relies on the expertise of several Québec government departments and bodies.
The Maritime Strategy will, by 2030, shape and satisfy Québec’s maritime ambitions. It will contribute to ensuring the long-term survival of marine environments and their biodiversity. It will give rise to investment and job creation while confirming Québec’s place as a transatlantic trade hub.
Moreover, it will encourage scientific research, the development of maritime expertise, community consultation, and the responsible development of the maritime territory, especially the St. Lawrence River. Accordingly, it will confirm the indissociable nature of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.