Canada’s commitment to sustainable and economically viable fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean was on display this past week as it hosted the 39th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO).
ST. JOHN’S (Newfoundland) – The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority for the Government of Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to providing resources for environmental protection and restoration for the benefit of all Canadians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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