Healthy fish and fish habitat are a key part of Canada’s livelihood. From the food we eat to the coastal waters we enjoy, ensuring the right protections are in place will help safeguard the health of our fish and the habitat they live in for generations to come.
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.
The Government of Canada is committed to using scientific evidence to inform marine management decisions. Investments in science will help protect our oceans and ensure that our fisheries and aquaculture sectors provide meaningful employment for Canadians for generations to come.
ST. ANDREWS, NEW BRUNSWICK -- The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will be at the St. Andrews Biological Station to announce strategic investments for the facility.
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).
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.
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).
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – A recent aerial patrol carried out by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) identified a dead fin whale located East of Prince Edward Island. The cause of death is unknown at this time and the Department is determining next steps.
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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