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Government of Canada establishes Atlantic Seal Task Team

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The sustainable management of Canadian fisheries is important to fish harvesters whose livelihoods are supported by the ocean. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) ensures that the best available science is considered when making management decisions for seals. However, DFO has continuously heard concerns by fish harvesters about the relationship between seals and fish populations. Listening to these concerns, DFO is taking action to address a concern that encompasses not only Newfoundland and Labrador, but all Atlantic Canada and Quebec coasts.

Government of Canada and Province of Newfoundland and Labrador fund projects to boost quality and productivity in the fish and seafood sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on a sustainable and prosperous fish and seafood industry as a vital contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador today announced funding support to the harvesting and processing sectors through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada enhances services in Labrador

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

In recognition of Labrador’s important contribution to the ocean-based economy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is enhancing its presence in Labrador to better serve its clients. By re-profiling the existing DFO office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay into an Area office and establishing a new Area Director position as well as a number of other new positions, the Department will increase its service capacity to the Big Land and its people.

Government of Canada invests in key research on oil spill response measures and coastal environmental baseline monitoring at the University of Manitoba

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The health of our oceans matters to all of us. The Government of Canada is dedicated to protecting our oceans and waterways and to keeping them clean, secure and productive for the benefit of all Canadians, now and into the future. We also recognize that scientific research is fundamental to evidence-based decision-making when planning and carrying out marine conservation efforts.

Scientists travel to Gulf of St. Lawrence to study North Atlantic right whale

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The well-being of the endangered North Atlantic right whale population is of great concern to Canadians and its protection is a priority for the Government of Canada. We continue our commitment to taking an evidence-based approach to protect these endangered whales while continuing to promote sustainable opportunities for economic growth.

Government of Canada invests in marine science initiative led by the University of Waterloo in Iqaluit, Nunavut

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s Arctic coasts are home to an abundant marine ecosystem that supports the livelihood and culture of Inuit communities living in the North. We know that this environment is changing due to the impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss and persistent chemicals that are present in the North. Protecting this bounty for future generations requires science, data and Inuit knowledge. More data is needed so that we can track environmental changes as they happen over time.

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