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The Government of Canada invests in fishing and recreational harbours in southern Ontario

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.


The Government of Canada takes action to protect aquatic species at risk

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s natural environment and wildlife are at the core of our national identity. Biodiversity is the cornerstone of our way of life - the health of the natural environment supports our culture, our well-being and our economy. Unfortunately, some of the species in our waters, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and marshes are at risk and need our collective help to ensure their survival for future generations. We must take urgent, collective action to protect them.


Minister Wilkinson to make announcement on the protection of aquatic species at risk

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Vancouver, British Columbia – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge, Dan Ruimy, will make a significant funding announcement to protect Canada’s aquatic species at risk.


Minister Hussen to make Small Craft Harbour infrastructure announcement in Chatham-Kent

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Burlington, ON - The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an infrastructure announcement that will enhance harbour safety for commercial fishers and recreational users.


Canadian fishery officers take part in international patrol targeting illegal fishing in the Pacific Ocean

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing deprives the international economy of billions of dollars and undermines the livelihoods of legitimate fish harvesters, both in Canada and abroad. It impacts food security, affecting millions of people, including many vulnerable coastal communities. Combatting global IUU fishing through international partnerships is a priority identified at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in June 2018 hosted by Canada in Charlevoix, Québec, and at the first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, which Canada co-hosted with Kenya and Japan in November 2018. That is why Canada’s fishery officers are on the front lines against IUU fishing.


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