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Minister Wilkinson to make important announcements for coastal communities in New Brunswick

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Moncton, New Brunswick – Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson along with the MP for Miramichi-Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan will make an announcement on changes to regulations under the new Fisheries Act. Minister Wilkinson and Pat Finnigan will also be making a small craft harbour announcement.


Minister Lebouthillier to participate in Naming and Dedication to Service Ceremony for the CCGS Baie de Plaisance

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, on behalf of the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will participate in naming and dedication to service ceremony for the CCGS Baie de Plaisance.


Three-day operation to remove ghost gear in Gulf of St. Lawrence underway today

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

As part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s and Canadian Coast Guard efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, fishery officers and the Canadian Coast Guard will be spending three days searching for and retrieving lost fishing gear, known as ghost gear, from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Seymour River restoration celebration event

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

North Vancouver, British Columbia – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will attend a community event to celebrate Seymour River restoration activities and will deliver remarks highlighting the new Fisheries Act that supports fish stock rebuilding and restores lost protections for waterways and fish habitat.


Minister Wilkinson to visit Big Bar Landslide

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will visit at the Incident Command Post for the Big Bar Landslide. The Minister will meet with Incident Commanders, regional First Nation representatives, and technical experts, and participate in a helicopter overflight tour of the landside area.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia to provide further updates on the Big Bar Landslide

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Province of British Columbia as well as a representative from the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance will to provide further updates and answer questions regarding a significant rock slide that occurred upstream of a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar.


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