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Haida Nation and Canada increase protection at the SGaan Kinghlas – Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Haida Gwaii, BC – The Haida Nation and the Government of Canada have agreed to increase the level of protection at the SGaan Kinghlas – Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area (MPA) by closing all bottom-contact fishing. This closure shows a precautionary management approach to protection of sensitive benthic habitats in support of the MPA objectives.


Atlantic Fisheries Fund provides over $640,000 to fishing enterprises

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR – The Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador announced $641,518 to improve the effectiveness, quality and sustainability of the fish and seafood sector. The federal and provincial governments combined contributions will amount to over $400 million in investments in the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF), which will help generate opportunities and increase the market value for sustainably sourced, high-quality fish and seafood products from Atlantic Canada. This new investment under the Atlantic Growth Strategy will help strengthen the Atlantic economy and increase job opportunities for Atlantic Canadians.


Atlantic Fisheries Fund announcement

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – On January 18, 2018, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will make an announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.


Safety tips to remember around and on the ice on the St. Lawrence river and seaway

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Quebec City (QC) – The Canadian Coast Guard, Central and Arctic Region, and Quebec's ministère de la Sécurité publique, would like to warn residents that it may be dangerous to venture out onto the ice on the St. Lawrence River and Seaway when an icebreaker is escorting vessels or clearing ice from the navigation channel.


Convictions under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

QUÉBEC Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.


New marine refuges off the coasts of Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario – After reaching its interim target of protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by the end of 2017, the Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the proportion of protected marine areas to 10% by 2020. To achieve this target, we are establishing marine protected areas and marine refuges to safeguard the health of our oceans for future generations. Resilient and healthy marine ecosystems help support sustainable industries, local economies and coastal communities across Canada.


New marine refuges off the coasts of Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario – After reaching its interim target of protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by the end of 2017, the Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the proportion of protected marine areas to 10% by 2020. To achieve this target, we are establishing marine protected areas and marine refuges to safeguard the health of our oceans for future generations. Resilient and healthy marine ecosystems help support sustainable industries, local economies and coastal communities across Canada.


Risk assessment finds minimal risk of pathogen transfer to wild salmon

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario – Scientific research plays an important role in informing our policy choices on sustainable aquaculture activities and management. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) released a science advisory report today on the assessment of the risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon due to Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) transfer from Atlantic salmon farms located in the Discovery Islands area of British Columbia.


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