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Obstructing DFO fishery officers from carrying out their duties is illegal, and results in over $110,000 in fines for a Richmond seafood processing company, its co-owner, and a supplier

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

On March 4, 2021, a serious case of obstruction of DFO fishery officers in the performance of their duties concluded in Richmond Provincial Court. The Honourable Judge Bonnie Craig found Tenshi Seafood Limited, and its co-owner, Dishi Liu, guilty of violations of Canada’s Fisheries Act.


Government of Canada announces over $5M in clean tech funding for British Columbia Fisheries and Aquaculture Projects

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, the Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Terry Beech, on behalf of the Minister, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced funding of over $5.4 million from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to support 36 projects that are contributing to clean economic growth in British Columbia. The Province of British Columbia also announced a contribution of more than $785,000 in funding towards these projects.


Agreement-in-Principle reached between Canada and France for 3Ps cod fishery 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Since 1994, Canada and France (in respect of Saint Pierre and Miquelon) have co-managed fish stocks, including cod in the 3Ps zone off the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Under the Procès-Verbal Agreement, the two countries meet annually to negotiate management measures, including the total allowable catch (TAC) of shared stocks in the North Atlantic.


Government of Canada takes important steps to protect critical habitat of trout in Alberta

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

A key part of protecting aquatic species at risk is ensuring their critical habitat is also protected. The Government of Canada recognizes that we must safeguard these vital areas—including breeding sites, nursery areas, or feeding grounds—to help our at-risk species recover and survive for future generations.


Government of Canada invests in research to study the effects of contaminants on Pacific aquatic ecosystems 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is further investing in research to better inform the protection of our oceans, lakes, rivers and waterways and the many species that call them home. The unfortunate reality is that microplastics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and oil- and gas-related contaminants enter our water systems due to human activity. This means we must continue to study and understand the threats that our ecosystems face.


Government of Canada invests in research to study the effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems in Central Canada

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is further investing in research to better inform the protection of our oceans, lakes, rivers and waterways and the many species that call them home. The unfortunate reality is that microplastics and pharmaceuticals enter our water systems due to human activity. This means we must continue to study and understand the threats that our ecosystems face.


Government of Canada invests in research to study the effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems in Quebec

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Microplastics have been found on almost every beach, on the surface of every ocean, in deepest parts of the sea, and in some of the most remote parts of the planet. The Government of Canada is further investing in research to better inform the protection of our oceans, lakes, rivers and waterways and the many species that call them home from contaminants like microplastics.


Government of Canada invests in research to study the effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems in Atlantic Canada

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is further investing in research to better inform the protection of our oceans, lakes, rivers and waterways, and the many species that call them home. The unfortunate reality is that microplastics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and oil- and gas-related contaminants enter our water systems due to human activity. This means we must continue to study and understand the threats that our ecosystems face.


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