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Minister Wilkinson visits Small Craft Harbours site at Foxtrap, Newfoundland and Labrador

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

While in Newfoundland and Labrador the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson along with Ken McDonald the Member of Parliament for Avalon, met with representatives of the Harbour Authority at the Foxtrap Small Craft Harbours site located in Conception Bay South. Harbour Authority representatives welcomed the Minister and Member of Parliament with a tour of the site to observe the construction activities of a new marginal wharf and concrete launch way.


Government of Canada moves to strengthen science on aquaculture ensuring protection of wild fish stocks

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government knows the importance of implementing evidence based policies relating to aquaculture. With this in mind, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will create an external Advisory Committee on Aquaculture Science, and will immediately launch a public process to select Committee members.


Parliamentary Secretary Casey and MP Finnigan visit scientists at work on the Miramichi River

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Yesterday, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey and Member of Parliament for Miramichi—Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan traveled to the Miramichi River to observe Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s technicians and collaborators from local non-profit organizations carry out a daily check of a fish trap on the river.


Government of Canada opens 2019 Asian Carp Program field season to detect invasive species in the Great Lakes

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s annual on-water operations to detect the presence of Asian carps in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes has resumed for the 2019 season. The surveillance operations, which run from May into late October, involve the targeted sampling of 37 Canadian tributaries by 18 field staff organized into five Asian Carp Program sampling crews.


Government of Canada invests in science and shared stewardship to conserve and rebuild wild Atlantic Salmon stocks

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Wild Atlantic salmon is a keystone species, integral to the history and culture of many Atlantic Canadians communities. However, in many geographic areas, Atlantic salmon stocks have been declining. Significant and co-ordinated action is needed to restore and maintain healthy wild Atlantic salmon populations for future generations.


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