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Biography - Allister Surette 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Mr. Allister Surette has been President and Vice-Chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne since July 1, 2011.


Role of the Federal Special Representative 

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The role of the Federal Special Representative (FSR) is to facilitate open communication as a neutral third party with the aim to rebuild trust and cooperation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous fish harvesters. The FSR is a dedicated, neutral, and senior third-party official to whom both parties can direct their concerns.


Findings from the research to inform Cohen Commission recommendation 19

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is dedicated to making decisions based on sound evidence and scientific advice. To inform a response to recommendation 19, the Department completed nine scientific peer-reviewed risk assessments to better understand the extent and impact of interactions between wild Pacific salmon and farmed salmon.


Eight new BCSRIF projects

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Eight new projects are receiving approximately $10.5M in funding through the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). This brings the total number of projects funded to 38, accounting for $66.9M of $142.85M in total funding allocated. The latest projects that are receiving funding through BCSRIF include:


2020 Fraser River Chinook salmon management measures

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Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is releasing the 2020 fishing plans for Fraser River Chinook. The department will implement measures similar to 2019 with additional restrictions to strengthen conservation and some flexibility for additional fisheries for all harvesters in areas where impacts to stocks of concern will be very low. Working with harvesters, we are confident we have found creative and flexible ways to have small, targeted fisheries that will protect endangered Fraser River Chinook while providing opportunities to fish for healthier stocks.


The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund

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The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF) was first launched in December 2018. It is a national marketing program that supports industry organizations in their efforts to address key market-access issues, as well as branding and promotion opportunities for Canada’s world-class fish and seafood sector, through national and regional initiatives.


Seven new BCSRIF Projects

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Projects that are receiving funding through the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.


Coastal Restoration Fund Projects

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As part of the third and final call for proposals under the Coastal Restoration Fund, more than $13 million in funding was provided for an additional 24 projects to help restore and protect aquatic ecosystems on Canada’s three coasts.


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