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Renewal of interim understanding reached that will see Potlotek First Nation members fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Building on last year’s successful moderate livelihood fishery, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has reached a second interim understanding with Potlotek First Nation that will see their members fishing jakej (lobster) in pursuit of a moderate livelihood and selling their catch under Potlotek’s Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan and a DFO-issued authorization. The plan was developed by the community with support from the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs and Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO).


Pictou Landing First Nation to pursue spring moderate livelihood lobster fishery

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is actively working with First Nations across the Maritime provinces and the Gaspé region of Québec to further implement their Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood while maintaining healthy fisheries for all harvesters for generations to come.


Government of Canada takes critical step to rebuilding fish stocks

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to regenerating Canada’s fish stocks so they can continue to provide Canadians with food, income, and employment opportunities for generations to come. Under Canada’s Fisheries Act, modernized in 2019, the Government of Canada has taken steps to promote healthier marine ecosystems and more sustainable fish stocks across the country.


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia make a significant investment in salmon research and restoration projects

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, BC – The regeneration of wild Pacific salmon populations is fundamental to rebuilding a healthy ocean ecosystem. Wild Pacific salmon are also vitally important for food and cultural purposes, of many Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. This is why protecting wild salmon stocks and their habitat is a priority for both the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia make a significant investment in salmon research and restoration projects

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Vancouver, British Columbia – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be joined by Fin Donnelly, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the Government of British Columbia, to make an announcement regarding investments for salmon research and habitat restoration projects under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.


Government of Canada and Province of Prince Edward Island help commercial fish harvesters invest and adopt energy-efficient technologies

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force of the economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) today announced funding support to the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).


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