Canada Leads First High Seas Mission to Fight Illegal Fishing in the North Pacific

Media advisory

Sidney, British Columbia – On behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, Ron McKinnon, is holding an event to launch the first Canadian-led high seas mission to fight illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in the North Pacific. This is part of Operation North Pacific Guard, an annual international law enforcement operation that targets illegal fishing on the high seas.

Date:         Monday, July 24, 2023
Time:        2:00 p.m. PDT
Location: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS), 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, B.C. V8L 4B2

Dial-in: Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1-866-206-0153
              Ottawa local dial-in number: 613-954-9003
              Participant passcode: 4500958#

NOTE: This will be an outdoor, in-person event at the dock. Please wear closed-toe footwear. The event will include a Q&A media session.

Parking: is available in the main parking lot, on the left as you enter the main driveway, by the front entrance. Visitors will be met by Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff and escorted to the announcement area.


Matthew Dillon
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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