Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Ontario's Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry made the following statement today:
Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement today:
"I congratulate Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO) staff at the National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratories for achieving accreditation to the International Organization for Standardization's ISO 17025.
As Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard, I am pleased to announce that the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP) is now open and available to all Indigenous groups across Canada.
I would like to commend those who took part in the operation to come to the aid of the fishing vessel Saputi which took on water Sunday evening after hitting ice off the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut.