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British Columbia businesses supported in clean technology adoption by Fisheries and Oceans Canada

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

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.


Government of Canada establishes advisory panel on marine protected areas

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

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.


The Government of Canada makes a significant investment to restore capelin breeding areas on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence through the Coastal Restoration Fund under the Oceans Protection Plan

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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.


Canada increases investment in Sea Lamprey Control Program

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

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.


Ontario’s fisheries and aquaculture industries receive federal and provincial funding to adopt clean technology solutions

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

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.


New online map makes shellfish harvesting safer

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

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.


Use caution when harvesting shellfish this holiday weekend

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

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.


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