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Calling on Canadian innovators: Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a challenge for you!

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

It is estimated that more than eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year. These products never actually break down, except into smaller and smaller pieces that endanger marine life, pollute ecosystems and litter our beaches. Fishing nets and other fishing gear also contain several kinds of plastic, and abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear causes catastrophic impacts on wildlife and marine environments. This “ghost gear” continues to entangle wildlife for many decades, impacting species at risk and the prosperity of our fisheries.


Government of Canada taking further action to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Southern Resident Killer Whale is an iconic species that faces significant threats to its survival and recovery. These threats relate to: lack of availability of prey (mainly Chinook salmon); acoustic (noise) and physical disturbance from marine vessels; and contaminants in the water.


USMCA is good for Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver Island, Minister Wilkinson tells Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, spoke to provincial business leaders at Vancouver Island’s Economic Alliance Annual Summit in Nanaimo. The Minister reiterated the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade as an engine of growth and prosperity for businesses, workers, and communities on Vancouver Island and across British Columbia.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce new Arctic Region

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) announced the creation of a stand-alone Arctic Region inclusive of the four regions of Inuit Nunangat for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard.


Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia today announced funding support to nine enterprises in the Nova Scotia fish and seafood sector through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada is home to the longest coastline in the entire world – and this resource creates jobs and sustains livelihoods across our country. In the province of Nova Scotia, one in every five jobs is linked to the ocean. Healthy oceans mean a healthy, thriving and growing Canadian economy.


Government of Canada and Prince Edward Island provide over $700 000 to shellfish farms under the Atlantic Fisheries Fund

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island announced a total contribution of $732,645 to eight shellfish growers and processing companies for new equipment and technologies to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness to support their expanding operations. The contribution derives from the $400 million Atlantic Fisheries Fund, jointly funded by the federal and provincial governments, and focuses on increasing opportunities and market value for sustainably sourced, high-quality fish and seafood products from Atlantic Canada.


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