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Higher Snow Crab Quota in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2022

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Snow crab is the backbone of the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s management practices in recent years, supported by evidence-based science advice, favourable ocean conditions, and the stewardship of local harvesters, have rejuvenated the snow crab stock in most areas throughout the Province. Improvements in the stock are likely to continue in the short-term and point to continued growth and a sustainable fishery into the future.

Rebuilding key forage fish stocks for healthier East Coast fisheries

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The long-term prosperity of Canada’s seafood sector depends on abundant fish stocks and healthy ecosystems. In Eastern Canada, pelagic forage fish, like herring and mackerel, play a vital role in the ecosystem and the fishing industry. They are an important food source for other species, including tuna and Atlantic cod, and are a traditional source of bait in some commercial fisheries, including lobster and snow crab.

Higher Snow Crab Quota in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2022 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Snow crab is one of Canada’s most profitable fisheries and is a significant economic driver in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Due to Canada’s robust science and sustainable fishery management practices, the snow crab stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence is healthy and is showing signs of continued health.

Government of Canada and Province of New Brunswick help McGraw Seafood attain the highest  global standard for food safety

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick today announced funding support to McGraw Seafood through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).

Minister Murray attends 40th edition of Seafood Expo North America to promote Canada’s top-quality and sustainable seafood products

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

As a nation of three oceans and surrounded by cold, pristine waters, Canada is home to some of the best quality fish and seafood products in the world. With high standards for sustainability and food safety, our premium fish and seafood continues to be prized around the world. In 2021, Canadians worked hard to export $8.7 billion worth of fish and seafood to 119 countries.

Government of Canada announces 2022 North Atlantic right whale protection measures

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada recognizes that protecting and sustaining aquatic species at risk is critically important to ecosystem health and thriving fisheries. To that end, the government continues to take concrete and comprehensive action to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from fishing gear entanglements and collisions with vessels so that the population can grow and rebuild.

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