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Canada to host the 2nd International Fishing Gear Innovation Summit in 2025

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The oceans are at the heart of our way of life – they are a source of culture, recreation, economic development and much more, from coast to coast to coast. Ghost gear, that is, abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear, can damage marine habitat and pose a threat to marine life, including to endangered species like the North Atlantic right whale. To keep our waters healthy and protect the long-term sustainability of Canada's multi-billion dollar fishing industry, it is imperative to work with harvesters and other partners to find solutions to prevent fishing gear loss.


Boosting Gaspésie’s Blue Economy: Minister Lebouthillier launches a lobster data collection plan in collaboration with First Nations and industry

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

In the context of climate change and the resulting warming of the oceans, it is more important than ever for the Government of Canada to be agile, and to seize all new economic opportunities for the benefit of coastal communities. That is why Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) wants to evaluate the growth potential of the commercial lobster fishery in certain areas that were previously under-exploited in Quebec, always with the aim of supporting these local economies.


The Government of Canada outlines the next steps for Canada’s blue economy

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Oceans are vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada. They have the potential to be part of climate solutions, create more opportunities for coastal and inland communities, and contribute to a more sustainable and prosperous blue economy.


Canada and Alaska sign a historic agreement to protect Yukon River Chinook salmon

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Salmon are an essential species for healthy Pacific ecosystems, and an important food source for Canadians and surrounding wildlife. The species is also of great cultural significance to Indigenous communities, and is essential for recreational and commercial fisheries, as well as tourism.


Major seizure of elver at Toronto airport

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

On the evening of May 15, 2024, fishery officers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), as well as border services officers from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), seized approximately 109 kilograms of unauthorized elvers at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The elvers were destined to be shipped overseas.


Revitalizing Neddies Harbour and supporting fishers

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Small craft harbours are at the heart of Canada’s coastal communities. They play a vital role for the fisheries sector, while supporting tourism and safe access to waterways for everyone.


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