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Minister speaks at Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation meeting

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Western Shore, NOVA SCOTIA – On July 25th 2017, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will deliver the keynote address at the annual Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation meeting.


Entangled North Atlantic Right Whale Freed East of New Brunswick

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

On Wednesday, July 5, Fisheries and Oceans Canada responded to an entangled North Atlantic Right whale off the east coast of New Brunswick, and successfully freed the whale. The whale was initially spotted by our partner, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


B.C. salmon and environmental conditions

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be holding a briefing for media interested in an update on the marine and freshwater environments that B.C. salmon are encountering this summer. Information on management of in-season salmon fisheries, in particular the Fraser River, will be included in this briefing.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada and partners conduct three necropsies in three days on North Atlantic Right Whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – Over the weekend, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and its partners performed necropsies on three of the whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In a complex operation, approximately 30 people assisted with the necropsies, including DFO experts, the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative-Atlantic Veterinary College, the Université de Montréal, the Marine Animal Response Society, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the Marine Mammal Commission, the NB Museum, Dalhousie University, and the provincial governments of Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island (PEI).


Licensing policy: Fisheries and Oceans Canada announces the extension of the transition period between the qualification processes for Quebec fishers

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

On April 1, 2016, DFO began its transition to a new qualification regime for new commercial Quebec fishers who wish to purchase a fishing business. Over the last few years, DFO required that a fisher has fished for a defined period of time to be considered eligible to purchase a commercial fishing business.


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