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Fisheries and Oceans Minister Celebrates new Fisheries Act Measures for Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The fishing industry is integral to the economic and social fabric of hundreds of coastal communities in Atlantic Canada, generating over $2.3 billion a year for the Canadian economy. For generations, many Atlantic Canadians have depended on fishing as a livelihood - it is woven into the hearts of their communities. Since the 1970s, inshore policies have been in place in an effort to make sure that the benefits of the Atlantic and Quebec inshore fishery stay with fish harvesters and their communities.

The Government of Canada invests in four New Brunswick fishing harbours

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 45,000 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 where investments and divestitures can support local communities and grow the economy.

Minister Wilkinson to make important announcements for coastal communities in New Brunswick

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Moncton, New Brunswick – Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson along with the MP for Miramichi-Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan will make an announcement on changes to regulations under the new Fisheries Act. Minister Wilkinson and Pat Finnigan will also be making a small craft harbour announcement.

Minister Lebouthillier to participate in Naming and Dedication to Service Ceremony for the CCGS Baie de Plaisance

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, on behalf of the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will participate in naming and dedication to service ceremony for the CCGS Baie de Plaisance.

Three-day operation to remove ghost gear in Gulf of St. Lawrence underway today

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

As part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s and Canadian Coast Guard efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, fishery officers and the Canadian Coast Guard will be spending three days searching for and retrieving lost fishing gear, known as ghost gear, from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Government of Canada takes further action to address critical rockslide threat to at-risk Fraser River Chinook

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

In April 2019, Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertook necessary fisheries management measures to protect at-risk Fraser River Chinook salmon in response to significant conservation concerns. The recent landslide near Big Bar, north of Lillooet, B.C., has created a significant barrier to fish passage and is presently blocking most of these same Chinook from migrating upriver to spawn. At present, only a small percentage of spawning salmon are able to get over and reach spawning areas.

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