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.
With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on a sustainable and prosperous fish and seafood industry as a vital contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador today announced funding support to the harvesting and processing sectors through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.
In recognition of Labrador’s important contribution to the ocean-based economy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is enhancing its presence in Labrador to better serve its clients. By re-profiling the existing DFO office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay into an Area office and establishing a new Area Director position as well as a number of other new positions, the Department will increase its service capacity to the Big Land and its people.
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Dwight Ball, will make an important joint announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The health of our oceans matters to all of us. The Government of Canada is dedicated to protecting our oceans and waterways and to keeping them clean, secure and productive for the benefit of all Canadians, now and into the future. We also recognize that scientific research is fundamental to evidence-based decision-making when planning and carrying out marine conservation efforts.