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Use caution when harvesting shellfish this Holiday weekend

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

QUÉBEC – Easter is often a time when people living in coastal communities on the North Shore, the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands get together for a hearty dinner including shellfish. This is a tradition that has gone on for generations. The Government of Canada wants to remind Quebec residents to avoid eating shellfish harvested from closed areas.


The Government of Canada invests in the Gibsons Landing Small Craft Harbour

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that bolster local economies and provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours across the country and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities.


MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones Announces Small Craft Harbour Funding for Gibsons Landing, BC

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Gibsons Landing, British Columbia – On behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, will announce details of infrastructure project funding by the Government of Canada for Gibsons Landing Harbour, under the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Small Craft Harbour Program.


Government of Canada takes action to address Fraser River Chinook decline

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Over the past 50 years, the world’s wildlife populations have declined by 60%. In Canada, 521 species have been identified as being at risk under the Species at Risk Act and the list is growing. Recent assessments by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada for Chinook salmon from the Fraser River system have found Chinook are also in danger of disappearing from Canada.


Action to protect Fraser River Chinook salmon

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Over the past 50 years, the world’s wildlife populations have declined by 60%. In Canada, 521 species have been identified as being at risk under the Species at Risk Act and the list is growing. Recent assessments by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) for Chinook salmon from the Fraser River system have found Chinook are also in danger of disappearing from Canada.


Catch and release to continue for 2019 Atlantic salmon recreational fishery in the Gulf Region

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Atlantic salmon is a species of social, cultural and ceremonial importance throughout Atlantic Canada and beyond. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced today that mandatory catch and release management measures for the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery remains in place for 2019 in the rivers draining into the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Closed area for softshell clam and blue mussel harvesting in a Lower St. Lawrence area

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Lower St. Lawrence population that, according to the Quebec Region Variation Order 2019-Q-753, the recreational fishing for Softshell Clam and Blue Mussel, in the shellfish harvesting area Baie du Ha! Ha! (B-03.5), is closed for conservation reasons until further notice.


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