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Two commercial crab harvesters face significant fines for Fisheries Act violations in Rivers Inlet and Chatham Sound

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s wildlife and biodiversity. This includes safeguarding the long-term health and productivity of Canada’s fisheries resources, and the habitat that supports them, for generations to come. Fishery officers with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) work hard to conserve and protect the environment. Two recent court cases demonstrate the potential costs, both financial and legal, for those convicted of violating the Fisheries Act.

Canadian fish and seafood highlighted at Seafood Expo North America 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Home to the world’s longest coastline and bordering three oceans, Canada produces some of the highest-quality seafood in the world. With rigorous standards for sustainability, conservation and food safety, our premium fish and seafood continues to be prized around the world. In 2022, Canadians worked hard to export over $8 billion worth of fish and seafood to 112 countries.

Canada to host the 40th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) in June 2023

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada is proud to host the 40th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) from June 5 to 8, 2023 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Delegates from Canada, and other NASCO Parties around the North Atlantic will come together to discuss the urgent protection of wild Atlantic salmon and work to conserve, restore, enhance and effectively manage the species.

Canada participates in successful Our Ocean Conference

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The global ocean is vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada and around the world. How we manage our oceans is increasingly important as we face mounting pressures from climate change and human activities. The Government of Canada is committed to engaging with international partners to preserve the global ocean now, and for generations to come.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Action Alliance Welcomes New Members and Outlines Joint Pledge to Combat IUU Fishing at Our Ocean Panama

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The IUU Fishing Action Alliance (the Alliance), a coalition of Governments and leading organizations committed to ending IUU fishing, has announced the addition of Iceland, The Republic of Korea, Norway, New Zealand Panama, the European Union, and Chile as new members and a joint pledge to combat IUU fishing.

Important announcement by Minister Murray, Minister Lebouthillier and Mr. Sainte-Croix to support Quebec's fishing industry

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Gaspé (Quebec) – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, with Mr. Stéphane Sainte-Croix, member of Parliament for Gaspé, on behalf of Mr. André Lamontagne, Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, will hold a press conference to announce support to the Quebec fishing industry. They will also be accompanied by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and member of Parliament for Gaspésie─Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

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