Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are proud to be a part of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. RCM’s frequent visits to Canada’s entire landmass, marine and coastal waters will provide high-quality information to improve maritime surveillance and emergency response capabilities, and increase security of Canada’s marine resources.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will provide financial assistance, through the Ice Assistance Emergency Program, to eligible fish harvesters in affected areas of Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec who have been prevented or delayed from fishing because of ice conditions in their fishing areas. Assistance payments will be issued by Service Canada to eligible recipients on behalf of DFO.
On May 10, 2019, the Government of Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada) signed a Conservation Agreement with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and six other member organizations of the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program.
The Government of Canada has formally recognized that the Southern Resident killer whale face imminent threats to their survival and recovery, and that saving these iconic mammals requires comprehensive and immediate action.
Under the Oceans Protection Plan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is bringing together top researchers from across the country and around the world to increase our understanding of how oil spills behave, how best to contain them and clean them up, and how to minimize their environmental impacts.