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The Government of Canada is demonstrating leadership on aquaculture management to ensure fish farming in Canada is done in the most sustainable and environmentally progressive way

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Area-Based Aquaculture Management Area-based management will enhance collaboration between federal, provincial and Indigenous partners through improved information sharing, collective planning and ongoing monitoring and management of aquaculture activities. Area-based management ensures that the planning, monitoring and ongoing management of aquaculture activities takes into consideration indigenous knowledge, and unique environmental, social and economic conditions.

Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre

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As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ocean science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is investing in the development of two science enterprise centres – one in Moncton, New Brunswick, and one in Vancouver – to ensure we have the best available science to effectively protect and manage Canada’s aquatic resources.

Investing in our oceans

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Today, on the margins of the G7 ministerial meeting on the theme of Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy, the Government of Canada demonstrated its commitment to take strong leadership against the current threats to our oceans and fisheries by taking action in the following areas:

Proposed Banc-des-Américains Marine Protected Area

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) selected the Banc-des-Américains as an Area of Interest for Marine Protected Area (MPA) designation in 2011. The future designation of this MPA is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to developing a national network of MPAs and to reaching its international target of conserving 10% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2020.

Restorative Justice Protocol

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) – Gulf Region has entered into a Restorative Justice Protocol (RJP) for fisheries-related offences with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI), Lennox Island First Nation, Abegweit First Nation and the Public Prosecution Services of Canada (PPSC). The agreement was signed on Month Date, 2018.

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