The following twelve Indigenous coastal communities have received a total of close to $2.7 million funding to purchase search and rescue boats and related equipment under the second year of the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program.
The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of more than $1 million for 14 projects through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. This funding will help to support the adoption of new technology and partnership that will improve the effectiveness of the fish and seafood sector.
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.