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Successful outcomes for Canada at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas meeting

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

Canada is pleased with the outcomes reached at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, which concluded on November 23. Canada entered the negotiations with a position that was based on the best available science, and aimed to conserve and regenerate fish stocks and the ecosystems on which they depend. As a result of the successful negotiations, Canada and other member nations are better positioned to regulate the fishing, conservation, and regeneration of a number of tuna, tuna-like, and shark species.


Government of Canada continues to help protect North Atlantic right whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada continues to take action to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. For the second year in a row, there have been no reported deaths of North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters. However, with recent estimates that only 336 North Atlantic right whales remain in the world, the Government of Canada continues to work with scientific experts, industry, Indigenous and non-Indigenous harvesters, environmental groups, and the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to protect and support the recovery of this species.


World Fisheries Day Statement

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

Canada is a proud ocean nation, with three oceans and the longest coastline in the world. With a wealth of diverse marine ecosystems, the fishery has long been a vital force in the economy, culture and way of life for so many communities across the country. On World Fisheries Day, we remember our responsibility to our oceans— to protect and regenerate their marine ecosystems, so they can continue to provide us with food, employment and opportunities for generations to come.


Acadia First Nation joining Bear River and Annapolis Valley First Nations in fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is actively working with First Nations across the Maritimes and the Gaspé region of Quebec to further implement their Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood while maintaining a healthy fishery for all harvesters for generations to come.


Quebec Fisheries Fund grants more than $1 million for six projects in the Gaspé region 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announce more than $1 million in funding to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of Quebec’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these six projects in the Gaspé region is $895,761, and the Government of Quebec’s contribution is $383,899.


Important announcement by Minister Lebouthillier, Minister Lamontagne and Minister Julien to support Quebec's fishing industry

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Rivière-au-Renard (Quebec) – The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and member of Parliament for Gaspésie─Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, with Mr. André Lamontagne, ministre de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’alimentation du Québec , will hold a press conference to announce support to the Quebec fishing industry. They will also be accompanied by Mr. Jonatan Julien, ministre de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec.


Canada wraps up Operation North Pacific Guard to combat global illegal fishing

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canadian fishery officers have now completed their work in Operation North Pacific Guard, an annual international law enforcement operation in the high seas of the North Pacific with Canada’s counterparts from the United States, Korea and Japan. The operation largely took part aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and included the deployment of a Fisheries and Oceans Canada aircraft patrol based in Japan.


Interim understanding reached that will see Bear River and Annapolis Valley First Nations members fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples. To this end, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) continues to work with First Nations across the Maritimes and the Gaspé region of Quebec on the ongoing implementation of their Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood while maintaining a sustainable fishery for all harvesters.


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