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New Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue lifeboats for Newfoundland

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Conception Bay South - Newfoundland and Labrador – The Government of Canada is investing in new Search and Rescue (SAR) lifeboats to ensure that the Canadian Coast Guard has the equipment they need to keep Canadians and Canadian waterways safe.


Oceans Protection Plan and Clean Seas campaign

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Burnaby North-Seymour and Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver will make announcements on a new program to help assess the impacts of human activities on our marine ecosystems in the context of the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan and the United Nations Environment Program’s Clean Seas Campaign.


New science program to study areas of high vessel traffic

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s coasts are home to abundant fisheries, support the livelihoods of Indigenous and coastal communities, and attract tourism. Our coasts also enable responsible shipping of our goods to and from overseas.


Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Lifeboats

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will announce an update on the deployment of new search and rescue lifeboats.


Significant Investment in Coastal Restoration

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will announce a new investment in coastal restoration for Newfoundland and Labrador under the Oceans Protection Plan.


New licence to be issued for Arctic Surf Clam in 2018

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario – Enhancing access to fisheries provides an opportunity to create social and economic benefits for local coastal and Indigenous communities, and further promote economic prosperity for middle class Atlantic Canadians. That is why the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today introduced a fourth licence for Arctic Surf Clam representing 25 per cent of the existing total allowable catch (TAC) for 2018.


Oceans Protection Plan initiatives and the new Coast Guard vessel in B.C.

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport Canada, will announce new initiatives under the Oceans Protection Plan, and introduce a new vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard Base Kitsilano in Vancouver.


Southern Resident Killer Whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada is committed to taking action to support the recovery of the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) off the coast of British Columbia. This includes reducing the impact of contaminants that threaten the recovery of resident killer whale populations, improving their access to an adequate and accessible food supply, and reducing the underwater noise levels within their habitat. The government is also strengthening science, including new research into cumulative effects to establish baselines to inform actions and reducing the impacts of underwater vessel noise.


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