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Government of Canada makes a significant coastal restoration fund investment in Fraser River Estuary in British Columbia through the Oceans Protection Plan

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Sea Island, British Columbia – 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 that will make our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for the benefit of all Canadians and future generations.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Dalhousie University launch interactive map to help protect North Atlantic right whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale, which experienced unprecedented numbers of deaths last year in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We are implementing various protection measures to reduce the threats and basing our decisions on the best information possible.


Provincial court fines Northern BC fishing resort $47,500 case involved the non-reporting of illegal oversized halibut

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Masset, British Columbia - On April 25, 2018, in Masset Provincial Court, Queen Charlotte Lodge (QCL) was convicted of two violations of the Fisheries Act and fined a total $47,500. The Honourable Justice Stewart ordered a $1,000 fine for each of the two violations, plus a $6,500 fine for the first violation and a $39,000 fine for the second, directed to be used by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the conservation of fish and fish habitat in and around Haida Gwaii.


Closed area for shellfish harvesting Magdalen Islands

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

QUEBEC CITY- Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Magdalen Islands population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area:


Closed area for shellfish harvesting North Shore

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

QUEBEC CITY- Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec region, wants to inform the North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution and toxicity, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area:


Closed area for shellfish harvesting Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Gaspe Peninsula and Lower St. Lawrence population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution and toxicity, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area.


Government of Canada makes significant Coastal Restoration Fund investments in British Columbia through the Oceans Protection Plan

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, British Columbia – 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 that will make our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for the benefit of all Canadians and future generations.


Government of Canada takes action to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, British Columbia – British Columbia’s Southern Resident Killer Whales are iconic and awe-inspiring creatures that are cherished by Canadians and visitors, and hold significant cultural value for Indigenous peoples. Canada is committed to protecting species at risk and the ecosystems they rely on today, and for future generations. That’s why the Government of Canada is taking further action to protect B.C.’s iconic Southern Resident Killer Whales and support the recovery of Chinook salmon, a primary food source for the whales.


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