Seven projects in the Magdalen Islands funded by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) under the Quebec Fisheries Fund (QFF).
In September 2017, the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program was launched as part of the national Oceans Protection Plan. The Program provides $50.8 million over five years to collect biological and oceanographic data to characterize the current state of six key coastal ecosystems in Canada. The coastal ecosystems were chosen for their high or potential for increasing vessel traffic and coastal development. These selected ecosystems are the Port of Vancouver, BC; Port of Prince Rupert, BC; St. Lawrence Estuary, QC; Port of Saint John, NB; Placentia Bay, NL; and Iqaluit, NU.
In September 2017, the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program was launched as part of the national Oceans Protection Plan. The Program provides $50.8 million over five years to collect biological and oceanographic data to characterize the current state of six key coastal ecosystems in Canada.
The role of the Federal Special Representative (FSR) is to facilitate open communication as a neutral third party with the aim to rebuild trust and cooperation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous fish harvesters. The FSR is a dedicated, neutral, and senior third-party official to whom both parties can direct their concerns.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is dedicated to making decisions based on sound evidence and scientific advice. To inform a response to recommendation 19, the Department completed nine scientific peer-reviewed risk assessments to better understand the extent and impact of interactions between wild Pacific salmon and farmed salmon.
Eight new projects are receiving approximately $10.5M in funding through the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). This brings the total number of projects funded to 38, accounting for $66.9M of $142.85M in total funding allocated. The latest projects that are receiving funding through BCSRIF include:
Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is releasing the 2020 fishing plans for Fraser River Chinook. The department will implement measures similar to 2019 with additional restrictions to strengthen conservation and some flexibility for additional fisheries for all harvesters in areas where impacts to stocks of concern will be very low. Working with harvesters, we are confident we have found creative and flexible ways to have small, targeted fisheries that will protect endangered Fraser River Chinook while providing opportunities to fish for healthier stocks.