Minister Wilkinson takes part in International Year of the Salmon’s Gulf of Alaska Expedition Send-Off

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Minister Wilkinson talking at the podium
Photo credit: Pacific Salmon Foundation

February 16, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia - Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was in Vancouver today to help send-off a team of 21 international scientists from Canada, Korea, Japan, Russia, and the United States who are departing on a 5-week expedition in the Gulf of Alaska aboard a Russian research trawler. This mission is part of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS).

The research from this expedition is expected to provide insight to better predict how the changing ocean environment affects salmon stock and look at the factors that ensure or compromise the salmon’s survivability during their first winter at sea.

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Jocelyn Lubczuk
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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