National Fisheries Intelligence Service receives international award for excellence

News release

Ottawa, Ontario – Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s National Fisheries Intelligence Service (NFIS) has received an international award recognizing its leadership in intelligence analysis.

Established in 2012, the NFIS is the flagship initiative of the Conservation and Protection (C&P) Branch’s new intelligence-led approach to fisheries enforcement. It provides intelligence to support fishery officers in enforcing the Fisheries Act and associated Acts and Regulations, contributing to the conservation and protection of Canadian fish stocks and the healthy aquatic ecosystems that allow them to thrive.

The award was presented by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts on April 9th in Anaheim, California.

The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts is the largest international professional organization representing law enforcement analysts. Its goal is to advance the high standards in intelligence analysis at all levels by providing training and certification programs.

Quotes

“Congratulations to the National Fisheries Intelligence Service on this well-deserved recognition. The program’s contribution to our conservation and protection mandate will ensure that the Government of Canada continues to deliver robust enforcement of the Fisheries Act and Regulations.”

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Contacts

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

Vincent Hughes
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
613‑992‑3474
Vincent.Hughes@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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