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Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia invest more than $44 million in the fish and seafood sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying and consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are making strategic investments in the fish and seafood sector through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund – to help ensure the sector can continue to meet these changing demands and to capitalize on the industry’s tremendous growth potential.


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia funding additional projects to protect and restore Pacific wild salmon

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, the Premier of British Columbia, the Honourable John Horgan, and the B.C. Parliamentary Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fin Donnelly, announced funding for four projects under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). Over the next four years, more than $4M in funding will be delivered to support projects that will help restore salmon habitats across B.C.


Government of Canada invests in national ocean observation system for improved ocean monitoring

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s oceans are essential to our economy, our ecosystems, and communities from coast to coast to coast but our oceans are changing. Ocean observation and monitoring are critical for understanding these changes and protecting our oceans. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to invest in an open-access national system for ocean observation to support a variety of economic sectors and research efforts to understand, monitor and manage activities in the marine and coastal environments.


Government of Canada and Province of Prince Edward Island invest more than $3M in the fish and seafood sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island are making strategic investments in the Island’s fish and seafood sector through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.


Postponement of Saguenay Fjord Winter Recreational Groundfish Fishery’s Opening

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises that the start of the groundfish ice fishing season on the Saguenay Fjord has been delayed and will now begin on January 23, 2021 and end on March 7, 2021. This decision, taken in conjunction with the authorities in charge of this activity, was made necessary for safety reasons. The very mild temperature currently prevents the formation of a safe ice cover for ice fishing enthusiasts.


Government of Canada program helps remove 63 tonnes of lost fishing gear from Atlantic ocean in 2020

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear, or ‘ghost gear,’ is one of the largest causes of marine pollution today. In response to this growing issue, the Government of Canada launched the Ghost Gear Fund in January 2020, supporting 26 projects to retrieve and reduce ghost gear in our oceans. Estimates show that these funded projects, plus others, have since removed 63 tonnes of lost or discarded fishing gear from coastal waters in Atlantic Canada in 2020 – the equivalent weight of 11 elephants.


Saguenay Fjord winter recreational groundfish fishery

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Québec, Quebec – Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced today that the groundfish ice fishing season on the Saguenay Fjord will begin on January 9 and end on March 7, 2021.


Government of Canada moves to phase out salmon farming licences in Discovery Islands following consultations with First Nations 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, British Columbia – Aquaculture plays an important role in Canada’s economy and the Government of Canada is committed to managing it responsibly and sustainably. To do so, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration, including consultations with First Nations to ensure it is the right fit for the community and the area.


Government of Canada and Province of Newfoundland and Labrador invest in technology to improve quality and productivity in the province’s fish and seafood sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of so many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are increasingly emphasizing sustainability and quality. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador today is making strategic investments through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. These funds will help the industry innovate, invest in new technology, and collaborate with scientists, marketers, and other institutions in order to maximize the value of their product.


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