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2020 Fraser River Chinook salmon management measures

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Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is releasing the 2020 fishing plans for Fraser River Chinook. The department will implement measures similar to 2019 with additional restrictions to strengthen conservation and some flexibility for additional fisheries for all harvesters in areas where impacts to stocks of concern will be very low. Working with harvesters, we are confident we have found creative and flexible ways to have small, targeted fisheries that will protect endangered Fraser River Chinook while providing opportunities to fish for healthier stocks.


The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund

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The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF) was first launched in December 2018. It is a national marketing program that supports industry organizations in their efforts to address key market-access issues, as well as branding and promotion opportunities for Canada’s world-class fish and seafood sector, through national and regional initiatives.


Seven new BCSRIF Projects

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Projects that are receiving funding through the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.


Coastal Restoration Fund Projects

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As part of the third and final call for proposals under the Coastal Restoration Fund, more than $13 million in funding was provided for an additional 24 projects to help restore and protect aquatic ecosystems on Canada’s three coasts.


Fraser River/Big Bar Landslide Fish Passage Remediation Project

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Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Province of British Columbia and First Nations governments to improve fish passage in the Fraser River in response to a landslide near Big Bar, north of Lillooet, British Columbia, that was discovered in June 2019.


Investing in research on oil spill response measures through the Multi-Partner Research Initiative and protecting Canada’s coastal areas through the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program

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Canada’s coasts are home to productive ecosystems that support the livelihoods of Indigenous and coastal communities. Under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is bringing together the best researchers from across the country and around the world to help protect our coasts and waterways from the impacts of potential oil spills while supporting the collection of baseline data to identify changes in coastal environments.


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