Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, PEI along with the Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities, Prince Edward Island will hold a press conference to make an announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.
Port Colborne, Ontario – Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, will be joined by Canadian Commissioner of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Jim McKane to make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
Snow crab is the backbone of the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s management practices in recent years, supported by evidence-based science advice, favourable ocean conditions, and the stewardship of local harvesters, have rejuvenated the snow crab stock in most areas throughout the Province. Improvements in the stock are likely to continue in the short-term and point to continued growth and a sustainable fishery into the future.
The long-term prosperity of Canada’s seafood sector depends on abundant fish stocks and healthy ecosystems. In Eastern Canada, pelagic forage fish, like herring and mackerel, play a vital role in the ecosystem and the fishing industry. They are an important food source for other species, including tuna and Atlantic cod, and are a traditional source of bait in some commercial fisheries, including lobster and snow crab.
Snow crab is one of Canada’s most profitable fisheries and is a significant economic driver in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Due to Canada’s robust science and sustainable fishery management practices, the snow crab stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence is healthy and is showing signs of continued health.
With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick today announced funding support to McGraw Seafood through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).
Tracadie, New Brunswick – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Margaret Johnson, New Brunswick Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries will make an Atlantic Fisheries Fund announcement. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
As a nation of three oceans and surrounded by cold, pristine waters, Canada is home to some of the best quality fish and seafood products in the world. With high standards for sustainability and food safety, our premium fish and seafood continues to be prized around the world. In 2021, Canadians worked hard to export $8.7 billion worth of fish and seafood to 119 countries.