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Minister Jordan to visit Amos Pewter in Nova Scotia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Mahone, NS – The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will visit Amos Pewter to discuss the Government’s plan to help Canadians.


Government of Canada supports Indigenous led conservation efforts

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

In recognition of Indigenous History Month, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, reminds us of the hard the work being implemented under the Indigenous Habitat Participation Program. This $50 million, five-year initiative (2019-2023) provides Indigenous organizations with funding to support collaboration, planning, conservation, protection, monitoring and data collection as it relates to fish and fish habitat


Government of Canada takes action to address threats to struggling Fraser River Chinook

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Chinook salmon populations have been in decline for years as a result of a number of factors including habitat destruction, harvest, and the effects of climate change. The challenges facing at-risk Fraser River Chinook salmon stocks are multi-faceted. The road to recovery requires a long-term view and the collaboration of all interested parties.


2020 Fraser River Chinook salmon management measures

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

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.


Fraser River Chinook Salmon Management Measures for 2020

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be holding a briefing for media interested in an update on the management measures for Fraser River Chinook stocks, as well as an update on the marine and freshwater environment.


The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

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

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

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


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia to fund projects that promote wild salmon and sustainable fishing practices across British Columbia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, BC – Protecting and restoring our wild fish stocks is a priority for both the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia. Healthy, wild stocks are vital to the economy, to the social fabric of BC’s coastal communities, and they are a fundamental part of many Indigenous cultures and livelihoods.


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