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Government of Canada bans shark finning

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on global shark populations. As apex predators, sharks play a critical role in keeping other fish populations and ocean ecosystems healthy. A decline in shark populations has a damaging effect to our oceans.


Minister Wilkinson to make two announcements on the shark fin trade and Bill C-68

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an announcement on the shark fin trade, and hold a media availability. Representatives from Humane Society International and Oceana Canada will be in attendance as well as the family of Sharkwater filmmaker Rob Stewart. Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an announcement on Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act, and hold a media availability.


Closed area for shellfish harvesting on the North Shore

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to risk of chemical pollution, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3 (1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area:


RADARSAT Constellation Mission - Maritime Surveillance and Response

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are proud to be a part of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. RCM’s frequent visits to Canada’s entire landmass, marine and coastal waters will provide high-quality information to improve maritime surveillance and emergency response capabilities, and increase security of Canada’s marine resources.


Minister Wilkinson to make an important announcement in Vancouver

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an important announcement. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.


Minister Wilkinson will announce investments for Canada’s oceans & coasts on World Oceans Day

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, together with Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country Pamela Goldsmith Jones, will mark World Oceans Day by announcing important investments for collaborative ocean science and habitat restoration projects.


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