Canada’s natural environment and wildlife are undeniably an integral part of our lives, and our livelihood. It is a core commitment of the Government of Canada to protect our aquatic life and environment from the impacts of a changing climate, as well as from the threat of invasive species.
Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced more than $355,000 in federal funding from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support clean economic growth in southern Quebec. The Province of Quebec is also an active partner and financial contributor promoting the adoption of clean technologies in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. It has contributed nearly $239,000 in funding to these environmentally-friendly initiatives.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to toxicity, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3 (1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish areas:
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce, on behalf of the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, funding from the FACTAP for three projects of the aquaculture sector.
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson and the Member of Parliament for Central Nova, Sean Fraser, will participate in a roundtable discussion with fishing representatives about conservation on the Eastern Shore, to follow-up on a meeting held in May.
Moncton New Brunswick – Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, along with the Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities will make an important announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The sustainable management of Canadian fisheries is important to fish harvesters whose livelihoods are supported by the ocean. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) ensures that the best available science is considered when making management decisions for seals. However, DFO has continuously heard concerns by fish harvesters about the relationship between seals and fish populations. Listening to these concerns, DFO is taking action to address a concern that encompasses not only Newfoundland and Labrador, but all Atlantic Canada and Quebec coasts.
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, along with Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, Gudie Hutchings, will make an important announcement related to Atlantic seal science in Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador.