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Government of Canada celebrates the 2023 fishery officer graduates

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

In a special ceremony at the Atlantic Police Academy in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) celebrated the success and achievements of the latest troop of graduates from its Fishery Officer Initial Training Program.

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia team up to protect salmon populations and the fisheries they support

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, BC – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, and the BC Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, the Honourable Nathan Cullen, announced $86,119,340 for 58 projects receiving funding under the second phase of the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF).

Protecting coastal aquatic ecosystems in British Columbia through important restoration work

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s oceans and waterways are home to diverse ecosystems that play an important role in the health of Canadians and the environment. Climate change, pollution, and shipping activities can threaten marine life. Through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is increasing protections and further preserving these important marine ecosystems.

Canada supports moderate livelihood lobster fishing for members of the Wasoqopa'q (Acadia), Annapolis Valley, Bear River and Glooscap First Nations with renewal of interim authorization

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fishing has long been an important source of food and economic opportunity for First Nations, and the Government of Canada continues to work in collaboration with communities to implement the Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood. The negotiation of interim authorizations that allow community members to harvest fish for sale during the commercial fishing seasons helps create jobs and economic growth in First Nations communities.

Investing in Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishers and processors

| 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 Newfoundland and Labrador today announced funding support for 147 projects through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).

Ottawa and Quebec team up to support innovation in the fishing industry

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are announcing $5,8 million in funding for 35 projects in Quebec that will help improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of the province’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these 35 projects is $4 million, while the Government of Quebec is contributing $1.8 million.

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