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Backgrounder:  Protecting Aquatic Species at Risk

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Protecting Canada’s aquatic species at risk is a shared responsibility. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) works with the provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples, and Canadians in implementing the Species at Risk Act. Collaboration and information sharing are critical to support species listing recommendations and recovery planning.


Government of Canada will host Seal Summit for stakeholders to discuss opportunities for industry development

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada understands the important role that a healthy ecosystem has in the sustainability of our fisheries. The Department also recognizes the impact of our oceans on the livelihoods of Canadians and the economies of rural and remote communities. That is why we are committed to exploring opportunities for Canadian seal products, all while respecting the latest science advice.


Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia help support adoption of new and improved on-board handling and holding technologies for lobster fishery

| 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 Nova Scotia (NS) today announced funding support to the Maritime Fishermen’s Union Inc.’s (MFU) Nova Scotia members through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).


Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia announce support for lobster fishery

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Moncton, New Brunswick – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, and the Honourable Steve Craig, Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture will make an Atlantic Fisheries Fund announcement. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia extend pacific salmon program

| 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 the Honourable Josie Osborne, BC Minister of Land, Water, and Resource Stewardship, and Minister responsible for Fisheries, as well as by Fin Donnelly, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture for the Government of British Columbia, to make an announcement regarding the launch of the second phase of the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.


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