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Canadian small businesses create innovative solutions to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada remains committed to finding innovative solutions to protect our oceans from the negative impacts of pollution from plastics. Over eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year—including lost and abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost gear. The billions of items of plastic waste, like ghost gear, harm marine animals like whales and turtles, the coastal and marine environment, and global fishing stocks.


Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard on World Oceans Day

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

As we mark World Oceans Day, I am struck by the strength of Canadians. This pandemic has highlighted that Canadians do not give up – and neither will we. While staying safe, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are continuing to do the important work that our country needs to keep our oceans economy healthy and strong. Together we are here for Canada – we are determined, collaborating, and innovating during COVID-19.


Closed area for shellfish harvesting in the Magdalen Islands

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Magdalen Islands population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3 (1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area:


Closed areas for shellfish harvesting in the Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Gaspé and Lower St.Lawrence population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the prohibitions orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3 (1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish areas:


Closed areas for shellfish harvesting on the North Shore

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the prohibitions orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3 (1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish areas:


Government of Canada releases first report on the state of the marine ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The vast and beautiful Arctic Ocean is Canada’s largest ocean area. Steeped in tradition, it defines northern communities and cultures and is home to diverse and dynamic ecosystems. Today, the Arctic Ocean faces variable and changing conditions largely driven by global human-caused stressors, including climate change. Together with Inuit and Northern partners, the Government of Canada is working to better understand the Arctic Ocean, sea ice and the complex ecosystems they support.


Joint statement on ongoing collaboration of federal-provincial ministers related to COVID-19 impacts

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, and her provincial counterparts; André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for Quebec, Ross Wetmore, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries for New Brunswick, Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources for Newfoundland and Labrador, Keith Colwell, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Aquaculture for Nova Scotia, and Jamie Fox, Minister of Fisheries and Communities for Prince Edward Island, issued the following joint statement.


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