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Catch and release to continue for 2019 Atlantic salmon recreational fishery in the Gulf Region

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Atlantic salmon is a species of social, cultural and ceremonial importance throughout Atlantic Canada and beyond. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced today that mandatory catch and release management measures for the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery remains in place for 2019 in the rivers draining into the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Action to protect Fraser River Chinook salmon

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

Over the past 50 years, the world’s wildlife populations have declined by 60%. In Canada, 521 species have been identified as being at risk under the Species at Risk Act and the list is growing. Recent assessments by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) for Chinook salmon from the Fraser River system have found Chinook are also in danger of disappearing from Canada.


Government of Canada takes action to address Fraser River Chinook decline

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Over the past 50 years, the world’s wildlife populations have declined by 60%. In Canada, 521 species have been identified as being at risk under the Species at Risk Act and the list is growing. Recent assessments by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada for Chinook salmon from the Fraser River system have found Chinook are also in danger of disappearing from Canada.


MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones Announces Small Craft Harbour Funding for Gibsons Landing, BC

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Gibsons Landing, British Columbia – On behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, will announce details of infrastructure project funding by the Government of Canada for Gibsons Landing Harbour, under the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Small Craft Harbour Program.


Closed area for softshell clam and blue mussel harvesting in a Lower St. Lawrence area

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Lower St. Lawrence population that, according to the Quebec Region Variation Order 2019-Q-753, the recreational fishing for Softshell Clam and Blue Mussel, in the shellfish harvesting area Baie du Ha! Ha! (B-03.5), is closed for conservation reasons until further notice.


Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia fund projects to boost innovation and productivity in the fish and seafood sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an important contributor to local economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia today announced funding support to 11 regional organizations through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.


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