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Minister LeBlanc to meet with Lobster industry

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be in Moncton on Friday, June 15 to meet with representatives of the lobster fishery.


Statement by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc on World Oceans Day

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

OTTAWA – With the longest coastline in the world, the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans have been part of Canadians’ way of life for centuries, and they have helped to build Canada’s history and sustain our economy over generations. We all want our oceans to remain productive, sustainable, and able to support healthy marine ecosystems and coastal communities. As Canada’s Oceans Minister, these are priorities for me, and this Oceans Day is an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and recommit to the continued protection of our oceans.


Government of Canada makes a significant coastal restoration fund investment in Fraser River Estuary in British Columbia through the Oceans Protection Plan

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Sea Island, British Columbia – The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is providing resources through the Oceans Protection Plan that will make our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for the benefit of all Canadians and future generations.


Minister Qualtrough to announce significant investment in coastal restoration

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Richmond, British Columbia - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Member of Parliament for Delta, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will announce a new investment in coastal restoration in Richmond, British Columbia under the Oceans Protection Plan.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Dalhousie University launch interactive map to help protect North Atlantic right whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale, which experienced unprecedented numbers of deaths last year in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We are implementing various protection measures to reduce the threats and basing our decisions on the best information possible.


Provincial court fines Northern BC fishing resort $47,500 case involved the non-reporting of illegal oversized halibut

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Masset, British Columbia - On April 25, 2018, in Masset Provincial Court, Queen Charlotte Lodge (QCL) was convicted of two violations of the Fisheries Act and fined a total $47,500. The Honourable Justice Stewart ordered a $1,000 fine for each of the two violations, plus a $6,500 fine for the first violation and a $39,000 fine for the second, directed to be used by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the conservation of fish and fish habitat in and around Haida Gwaii.


Closed area for shellfish harvesting Magdalen Islands

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

QUEBEC CITY- Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Magdalen Islands population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area:


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