Government of Canada to announce marine conservation measures for Howe Sound

Media advisory

West Vancouver, BC – The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP for West Vancouver — Sunshine Coast — Sea to Sky Country, will announce new measures to protect newly discovered glass sponge reefs in Howe Sound. Glass sponge reefs are unique to the waters of the Pacific Northwest and these Howe Sound reefs are some of the most biologically productive found to date. Their protection is another important step towards Canada’s commitment to reach its conservation targets of protecting 10% of marine areas by 2020.

Media are invited to attend.

Date: Wednesday, March 6,  2019

Time: 9:30 a.m. local time


John Lawson Park,
17th Street
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 3T3


Jocelyn Lubczuk
Press Secretary 
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Tel.: 343-548-7863          

Leri Davies
Strategic Media Relations Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Tel.: 604-666-8645
Cell: 604-612-6837

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