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Government of Canada takes action to address threats to struggling Fraser River Chinook

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Chinook salmon populations have been in decline for years as a result of a number of factors including habitat destruction, harvest, and the effects of climate change. The challenges facing at-risk Fraser River Chinook salmon stocks are multi-faceted. The road to recovery requires a long-term view and the collaboration of all interested parties.

2020 Fraser River Chinook salmon management measures

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is releasing the 2020 fishing plans for Fraser River Chinook. The department will implement measures similar to 2019 with additional restrictions to strengthen conservation and some flexibility for additional fisheries for all harvesters in areas where impacts to stocks of concern will be very low. Working with harvesters, we are confident we have found creative and flexible ways to have small, targeted fisheries that will protect endangered Fraser River Chinook while providing opportunities to fish for healthier stocks.

Fraser River Chinook Salmon Management Measures for 2020

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be holding a briefing for media interested in an update on the management measures for Fraser River Chinook stocks, as well as an update on the marine and freshwater environment.

The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF) was first launched in December 2018. It is a national marketing program that supports industry organizations in their efforts to address key market-access issues, as well as branding and promotion opportunities for Canada’s world-class fish and seafood sector, through national and regional initiatives.

Seven new BCSRIF Projects

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Projects that are receiving funding through the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.

Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia to fund projects that promote wild salmon and sustainable fishing practices across British Columbia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, BC – Protecting and restoring our wild fish stocks is a priority for both the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia. Healthy, wild stocks are vital to the economy, to the social fabric of BC’s coastal communities, and they are a fundamental part of many Indigenous cultures and livelihoods.

Canadian small businesses create innovative solutions to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada remains committed to finding innovative solutions to protect our oceans from the negative impacts of pollution from plastics. Over eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year—including lost and abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost gear. The billions of items of plastic waste, like ghost gear, harm marine animals like whales and turtles, the coastal and marine environment, and global fishing stocks.

Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard on World Oceans Day

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

As we mark World Oceans Day, I am struck by the strength of Canadians. This pandemic has highlighted that Canadians do not give up – and neither will we. While staying safe, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are continuing to do the important work that our country needs to keep our oceans economy healthy and strong. Together we are here for Canada – we are determined, collaborating, and innovating during COVID-19.

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