Minister LeBlanc to host North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers’ Conference

Media Advisory

SHEDIAC, NEW BRUNSWICK - The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will host the 22nd North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers’ Conference in Shediac, New Brunswick from August 28 to 30, 2017.

Canada will welcome Ministers and senior representatives from the European Union, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the Russian Federation to Shediac to discuss the role of sustainable fisheries in marine conservation as well as current fisheries management challenges, such as illegal fishing, catch documentation, and marine mammal interactions.

A press conference will be held at the conclusion of the conference where media are invited to attend. A teleconference option is also available.

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. (Atlantic time)

Location:   Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Festival Street, Shediac, NB  E4P 1S4

Teleconference option

All media planning to participate are required to register by calling 613-990-7537 or emailing Media.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca before 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) on Wednesday, August 30.

Registered media are requested to call-in 15 minutes prior to the start of the teleconference.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
613-990-7537
Media.xncr@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Laura Gareau
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
613-992-3474
Laura.Gareau@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

MA-HQ-17-09E

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