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Minister Wilkinson and MP Ludwig to announce investments in research partnerships in Southwest New Brunswick followed by a discussion on climate change and the fishery

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, Karen Ludwig, will announce investments in research partnerships in New Brunswick. Following the announcement, Minister Wilkinson and MP Ludwig will be joined by Donald Killorn, Executive Director of the Eastern Charlotte Waterways, and Benjamin de Jourdan, Research Scientist of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, for a discussion about the impacts of climate change on the fishery.


Backgrounder: Laurentian Channel Marine Protected Area

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has designated the Laurentian Channel Marine Protected Area (MPA) to help safeguard the area’s unique marine environment. The establishment of this new MPA is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to conserving 10% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2020.


Canada announces new standards for protecting our oceans

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada is an ocean nation. With the longest coastline in the world, Canadians rely on healthy and sustainable oceans. Marine ecosystems support good jobs as well as a vast amount of marine biodiversity including fish, whales and sea birds. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to ensure the conservation and long-term protection of our oceans.


Backgrounder: New standards to protect Canada's oceans

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Last year, Fisheries and Oceans Canada appointed an independent National Advisory Panel to consult with Canadians about marine protection standards. Following extensive consultations across the country, the Panel delivered its report to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, on September 26, 2018. Based on the recommendations by the Panel, the Government of Canada has adopted a new approach to marine conservation, including protection standards to strengthen the conservation of our oceans.


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