Vancouver, British Columbia - The adoption of clean technology and innovation is a key component to stronger and greener fisheries and aquaculture industries in Canada. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced over $225,000 in funding from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to support clean economic growth for six British Columbia businesses.
Ensuring that the world’s oceans are clean and healthy for future generations is a priority of the Government of Canada. Having meaningful discussions with global partners on best practices to ensure healthy oceans the world over is a key to achieving our goals.
Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our oceans cleaner, safer and healthier, now and for future generations. To help strengthen protection measures in our oceans, we need to develop appropriate standards to determine how to best manage human activity within marine protected areas. Currently, the type of activities allowed or prohibited within each federally regulated protected area varies based on the tool used to manage the area.
Sept-Îles, Quebec - The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is providing resources through the Oceans Protection Plan for environmental protection and restoration. Canadians and future generations will benefit from healthier ecosystems that support marine wildlife, as a result of Canada-wide Coastal Restoration Fund projects.
SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO – The Government of Canada is committed to preserving our freshwater resources and protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species. On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, announced today the Government of Canada’s increased investment to help control the invasive Sea Lamprey and to protect valuable fisheries in the Great Lakes.
Ottawa, Ontario – The adoption of clean technology and innovation are key components to stronger and greener fisheries and aquaculture industries in Canada. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business for the province of Ontario, announced over $1.5 million in funding to support clean economic growth for Ontario businesses.
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today the launch of a new online shellfish harvesting map detailing open and closed bivalve shellfish harvesting areas in real time.
QUÉBEC – Easter is often a time when people living in coastal communities on the North Shore and the Gaspé Peninsula get together for a hearty dinner including shellfish. This is a tradition that has gone on for generations. The Government of Canada wants to remind Quebec residents to avoid eating shellfish harvested from closed areas.
Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is concerned about the deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales. That is why we are implementing measures to help protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the portion of protected marine and coastal areas to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations.