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Supporting the future of the Anticosti fishery: Minister Lebouthillier announces the integration of a third area into the Quebec lobster data acquisition plan

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is working hard to stimulate the country's blue economy. For Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), contributing to the prosperity of coastal communities is of crucial importance. To this end, DFO is committed to assessing the feasibility of increasing the commercial lobster fishery in an additional region of Quebec, for the benefit of local communities.


Minister Lebouthillier announces financial support for Eastern Quebec fish harvesters, and confirms phase 2 of construction on Newport harbour

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Harbour infrastructure and innovation play a vital role for fish harvesters, giving them access to safe, modern facilities and supporting them in the development and acquisition of high-performance tools. This in turn supports the economic health of coastal communities, and contributes to a more prosperous blue economy.


Canada pursues good faith Atlantic halibut negotiations with France

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

Atlantic halibut is found in waters from east of Newfoundland to the northeastern United States. Most of the stock is found in Canadian fisheries waters, with a certain percentage also found within the French Maritime Zone off the coast of St. Pierre and Miquelon. In 2022, Canadian landings of Atlantic halibut were valued at approximately $70 million.


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