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Minister Jordan highlights historic investments in Budget 2021 for women entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

COVID-19 has affected all Canadians, but women have been disproportionately impacted. In the labour market, women were hit earlier and harder, and their jobs continue to recover more slowly. Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience is a plan to drive economic growth, increase women’s participation in the workforce, and offer each child in Canada the best start in life.

Reconciliation in Action: Fisheries Agreement reached between Government of Canada and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Building on this commitment, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, together with Chief Darcy Gray of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, announced today that they have agreed to a landmark plan to advance reconciliation in the fisheries.

Following RCMP and DFO enforcement, Court orders heavy fines, forfeitures, and fees in excess of $70,000, plus significant fishing prohibitions, for 3 American recreational anglers

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

On February 24, 2021, Washington State residents Bradley Wogalmott, Geoffrey Hoover, and Jonathan Magee, plead guilty in Campbell River Provincial Court to numerous violations of Canada’s Fisheries Act. The Honourable Judge Crockett ordered significant penalties for the three men.

Obstructing DFO fishery officers from carrying out their duties is illegal, and results in over $110,000 in fines for a Richmond seafood processing company, its co-owner, and a supplier

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

On March 4, 2021, a serious case of obstruction of DFO fishery officers in the performance of their duties concluded in Richmond Provincial Court. The Honourable Judge Bonnie Craig found Tenshi Seafood Limited, and its co-owner, Dishi Liu, guilty of violations of Canada’s Fisheries Act.

Government of Canada announces over $5M in clean tech funding for British Columbia Fisheries and Aquaculture Projects

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, the Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Terry Beech, on behalf of the Minister, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced funding of over $5.4 million from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to support 36 projects that are contributing to clean economic growth in British Columbia. The Province of British Columbia also announced a contribution of more than $785,000 in funding towards these projects.

Agreement-in-Principle reached between Canada and France for 3Ps cod fishery 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Since 1994, Canada and France (in respect of Saint Pierre and Miquelon) have co-managed fish stocks, including cod in the 3Ps zone off the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Under the Procès-Verbal Agreement, the two countries meet annually to negotiate management measures, including the total allowable catch (TAC) of shared stocks in the North Atlantic.

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