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Minister Wilkinson to visit Big Bar Landslide

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will visit at the Incident Command Post for the Big Bar Landslide. The Minister will meet with Incident Commanders, regional First Nation representatives, and technical experts, and participate in a helicopter overflight tour of the landside area.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia to provide further updates on the Big Bar Landslide

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Province of British Columbia as well as a representative from the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance will to provide further updates and answer questions regarding a significant rock slide that occurred upstream of a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia to provide further updates on the Fraser River Canyon Rock Slide

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Province of British Columbia as well as a representative from the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance will to provide further updates and answer questions regarding a significant rock slide that occurred upstream of a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar. The obstruction raises concerns about whether salmon migrating upstream can reach their spawning grounds.


Minister Champagne will make an important announcement under the Oceans Protection Plan

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, will announce on behalf of Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, funding for projects on the north shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary as part of the Oceans Protection Plan.


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 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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