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Canada to host the 40th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) in June 2023

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada is proud to host the 40th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) from June 5 to 8, 2023 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Delegates from Canada, and other NASCO Parties around the North Atlantic will come together to discuss the urgent protection of wild Atlantic salmon and work to conserve, restore, enhance and effectively manage the species.


Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Action Alliance Welcomes New Members and Outlines Joint Pledge to Combat IUU Fishing at Our Ocean Panama

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The IUU Fishing Action Alliance (the Alliance), a coalition of Governments and leading organizations committed to ending IUU fishing, has announced the addition of Iceland, The Republic of Korea, Norway, New Zealand Panama, the European Union, and Chile as new members and a joint pledge to combat IUU fishing.


Canada participates in successful Our Ocean Conference

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The global ocean is vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada and around the world. How we manage our oceans is increasingly important as we face mounting pressures from climate change and human activities. The Government of Canada is committed to engaging with international partners to preserve the global ocean now, and for generations to come.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada continues to take cautious approach to herring fishery

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Conservation is the federal government’s first priority in managing Canadian fisheries. In British Columbia, Pacific herring are an important forage species and play a critical role in supporting BC’s rich coastal ecosystem. In order to preserve the abundance of this vital species, the management of Pacific herring will remain precautionary while allowing fishing allocations where possible.


Canada Celebrates the Successful Conclusion of the Leadership Forum at IMPAC5 – the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Oceans play an essential role in the lives of people around the world. To promote the long-term sustainability of the world ocean and ensure that future generations are able to benefit from our marine resources, the global community must work together to combat climate change and address biodiversity loss affecting ocean ecosystems.


Government of Canada on track to meet its 2025 and 2030 Marine Conservation Targets

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s oceans play an essential role in the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. They are critical to all life on the planet, are home to a vast array of species and organisms, help regulate the Earth’s climate, and play a significant role in our heritage, culture, and economy. The Government of Canada is taking action to further protect our oceans, so that future generations can continue our tradition as a proud ocean nation and enjoy the many benefits of healthy marine ecosystems.


Government of Canada and coastal First Nations announce progress to protect a large ecologically unique ocean area off the Pacific West Coast

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) in Vancouver, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard together with the Council of the Haida Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Pacheedaht First Nation and Quatsino First Nation announced progress on the proposed Tang.ɢwan — ḥačxwiqak — Tsig̱is Marine Protected Area (MPA), a large ecologically unique ocean area located on average 150 kilometres off the west coast of Vancouver Island.


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