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Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia to hold technical briefing regarding Fraser River Canyon Rock Slide

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Vancouver, B.C. – Officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of British Columbia provide details regarding the significant rock slide that occurred upstream of a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar, BC creating a 5m waterfall. The obstruction raises concerns about whether salmon migrating upstream can reach their spawning grounds. The federal and provincial governments are working together with local First nations, communities and stakeholders to coordinate efforts and determine next steps.


Government of Canada announces enhancements to sea lice enforcement in British Columbia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Demand for fish and seafood as a high-protein food source is increasing significantly worldwide and putting pressure on wild fish populations. Approximately half of the seafood consumed worldwide is produced by the aquaculture industry, which is and will remain an important source of seafood-based protein.


Significant rock slide in the Fraser Canyon

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | statements

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia are very concerned about a significant rock slide that occurred near Big Bar, BC just north of Lillooet, BC. Between June 21st and 23rd, 2019 a large slab of rock calved off just upstream of a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar, creating a 5m waterfall. The sheer magnitude of the obstruction raises concerns about whether salmon migrating upstream can reach their spawning grounds.


Government of Canada to hold media availability to respond to questions about North Atlantic right whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Government of Canada takes the protection, conservation, and recovery of endangered species very seriously. For the past three years, we have taken concrete action to help protect the North Atlantic right whales, who have been increasingly present in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in recent years. Unfortunately, a number of North Atlantic right whales have died in Canadian waters this season.


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