The following twelve Indigenous coastal communities have received a total of close to $2.7 million funding to purchase search and rescue boats and related equipment under the second year of the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program.
On August 9, 2019, the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, and the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade and the Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, the Honourable Dominic Leblanc, will make an announcement related to the Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre (ASEC). Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance. The ministers will be available to media after the event.
On August 8, 2019 Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest Karen Ludwig will share details about the Government of Canada’s plan to improve the small craft harbour in North Head on Grand Manan Island. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of more than $1 million for 14 projects through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. This funding will help to support the adoption of new technology and partnership that will improve the effectiveness of the fish and seafood sector.
With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. In Canada about 350, 000 jobs rely on sustainable fisheries.
Minister of Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will be joined by Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Honourable Keith Colwell, to make an important joint announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
The well-being of the endangered North Atlantic right whale population is of great concern to Canadians and its protection is a priority for the Government of Canada. We continue our commitment to taking an evidence-based approach to protect these endangered whales while continuing to promote sustainable opportunities for economic growth.
The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, the Honourable Doug Donaldson, will provide an update on the actions taken to date regarding the significant rock slide that occurred upstream of a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar.
Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an important announcement on a Science-At-Sea North Atlantic Right Whale and Oil Spill Impact Mission.