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Statement from Minister Wilkinson on British Columbia recommendations for aquaculture in the Broughton Archipelago

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

Protecting ocean health is a priority to Canadians and the Government of Canada. We have a collective responsibility to ensure that fish and their habitat are protected for future generations, and we take this responsibility very seriously. This is why earlier this week, we announced the Government of Canada’s approach to enhance the environmental sustainability of the aquaculture sector. This approach includes: a study on the alternative technologies for aquaculture, including land and sea-based closed containment technology, moving towards an area-based approach to aquaculture management, placing greater emphasis on the precautionary principle and creating a single comprehensive set of regulations - the General Aquaculture Regulations.


Minister Wilkinson to announce arrival of new vessels in British Columbia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will be at the Institute of Oceans Sciences for an exciting announcement about the arrival of two new vessels to British Columbia under the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.


Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey, talks whale protection and ocean intelligence in Washington

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

As a nation with three ocean coasts, Canada depends on healthy marine ecosystems. Our oceans create good jobs, and are an important habitat for our vast, abundant wildlife. Increased collaboration between Canada and the US on oceans science will benefit citizens on both sides of the border.


The Government of Canada is demonstrating leadership on aquaculture management to ensure fish farming in Canada is done in the most sustainable and environmentally progressive way

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Area-Based Aquaculture Management Area-based management will enhance collaboration between federal, provincial and Indigenous partners through improved information sharing, collective planning and ongoing monitoring and management of aquaculture activities. Area-based management ensures that the planning, monitoring and ongoing management of aquaculture activities takes into consideration indigenous knowledge, and unique environmental, social and economic conditions.


Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey, en route to Washington to talk whale protection and oceans intelligence 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be in Washington to meet US officials as well as Canadian partners to discuss whale protection initiatives, and to speak on Oceans Intelligence at an event hosted by Ocean Networks Canada.


Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson to announce the next steps for sustainable aquaculture in Canada

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an important announcement to ensure that Canada’s aquaculture industry is a global leader in producing high-quality aquaculture products in an environmentally sustainable manner.


The Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador fund projects to boost sustainability in the fish and seafood sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fishing industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador today announced funding support to the fish and seafood sectors through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.


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