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Minister Wilkinson talks right whales, local harbours and fish habitat with PEI Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Robert Henderson

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and his PEI counterpart, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Robert Henderson met in Prince Edward Island this week. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the PEI department of Agriculture and Fisheries have always had a strong relationship, and this latest meeting further reinforced that.

Government of Canada and Prince Edward Island fund projects to boost innovation and productivity in the seafood processing sector

| 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 Prince Edward Island today announced funding support to three regional businesses through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

Government of Canada helping fisheries and aquaculture businesses adopt clean technologies

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Investments in clean technology that support more sustainable fishing and aquaculture sectors protect our environment while helping businesses remain competitive in the global trade market. Taking action to make our Canadian businesses stronger and more competitive by making targeted investments in clean solutions will help us grow and sustain a vibrant coastal economy.

Government of Canada announces significant investments in scientific research to protect Canada’s endangered whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s whales are iconic and breathtaking animals that are a vital part of our marine ecosystems. They are treasured by Canadians, hold significant cultural value for Indigenous and coastal communities, and boost local economies that rely on tourism. The Government of Canada is committed both to conserving whales and to strengthening our economy. We are taking action in collaboration with three Canadian universities to better understand the pressures facing endangered whales and to protect them from further harm.

Minister Wilkinson speaks with members of the UBC Women in Science Club

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was at the University of British Columbia on International Women’s Day and met with the Women in Science group where he spoke of the importance of celebrating women and girls in underrepresented fields, especially science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and heard from their experience.

Government of Canada’s Investment in ocean observation technology contributes to safer coastal waters and more resilient coastal communities

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ocean observation is important to understanding how our oceans are changing and predicting how our coasts and fisheries are affected by those changes. Increasing the availability and sharing of ocean science and data ensures Canadians can safely navigate through our coastal waters, maintain our coastal economy, and build resilient coastal infrastructure.

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