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Minister Jordan highlights importance of growing Canada’s ocean economy

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s three oceans are an integral part of our national identity. They provide beauty and enjoyment to our citizens, serve as a refuge and ecosystem to millions of life forms and support a thriving ocean economy accounting for approximately $31.65 billion annually in GDP. From Pacific reefs that are over 9,000 years old, to important feeding grounds for fish stocks in the Atlantic, to critical habitats for beluga whales in the Arctic, Canada is taking action to protect our oceans and the life they sustain. The Government of Canada recognizes that, as our economy starts to open up, it will be more important than ever to chart a course to grow Canada’s Blue Economy


Ministers Jordan and Lamontagne grant financial support of $1,623,364 to UMEK and AQIP for snow crab processing

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec, André Lamontagne, are proud to announce joint financial assistance to two groups in the crab fishing industry. The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food made the announcement in Sept-Îles, during his tour of the North Shore region.


Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance: Advocates for protecting 30 per cent of the world’s ocean by 2030

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, during the Protecting the Oceans Most Important Places webinar, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced Canada has joined the United Kingdom and other countries in the Global Ocean Alliance. The Alliance’s goal is to advocate with international partners for ambitious ocean action to protect at least 30 per cent of the world’s oceans through the establishment of marine protected areas and other effective area-based marine conservation measures by 2030.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada announces 26 recipients of $8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of “ghost” fishing gear

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is working hard to protect our oceans and the marine life they sustain. We have been clear that our target is to protect 25% of our oceans by 2025, working toward 30% by 2030. As we work to increase marine protections from coast to coast to coast, we are also working to rid our oceans of harmful waste.


Government of Canada invests $1.2 million to help better understand Canada’s coastal marine ecosystems through science

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s marine ecosystems are vital to the livelihoods, well being and culture of countless Indigenous and coastal communities. Scientific research and data is critical to conserving and protecting these ecosystems. The Government Of Canada is proud to work together with non-government organizations and communities to collect the crucial data that informs how we manage and protect these ecosystems.


Government of Canada supports Indigenous led conservation efforts

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

In recognition of Indigenous History Month, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, reminds us of the hard the work being implemented under the Indigenous Habitat Participation Program. This $50 million, five-year initiative (2019-2023) provides Indigenous organizations with funding to support collaboration, planning, conservation, protection, monitoring and data collection as it relates to fish and fish habitat


Government of Canada takes action to address threats to struggling Fraser River Chinook

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Chinook salmon populations have been in decline for years as a result of a number of factors including habitat destruction, harvest, and the effects of climate change. The challenges facing at-risk Fraser River Chinook salmon stocks are multi-faceted. The road to recovery requires a long-term view and the collaboration of all interested parties.


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia to fund projects that promote wild salmon and sustainable fishing practices across British Columbia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Vancouver, BC – Protecting and restoring our wild fish stocks is a priority for both the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia. Healthy, wild stocks are vital to the economy, to the social fabric of BC’s coastal communities, and they are a fundamental part of many Indigenous cultures and livelihoods.


Canadian small businesses create innovative solutions to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada remains committed to finding innovative solutions to protect our oceans from the negative impacts of pollution from plastics. Over eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year—including lost and abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost gear. The billions of items of plastic waste, like ghost gear, harm marine animals like whales and turtles, the coastal and marine environment, and global fishing stocks.


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