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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.


Striking the right balance: Canada announces a mackerel bait fishery

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Atlantic mackerel is an integral part of the ocean ecosystem and essential to the prosperity of fisheries across the region. The Government of Canada is taking decisive action to rebuild this stock, which has faced important declines over the last few years, so that the fisheries which rely upon on Atlantic mackerel can continue to thrive for generations to come.


Establishment of the $50M Indigenous Coastal Waters Stewardship Fund

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, the Indigenous Coastal Waters Stewardship Society and the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced $50 million in funding to support First Nations stewardship in the Salish Sea and waters along the west coast of Vancouver Island.


Canada cleans up over 600 tonnes of lost fishing gear from areas hit by Hurricane Fiona

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is working hard to protect our oceans and the marine life they sustain. Lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear, or ghost gear, is a significant source of plastic pollution that can stay in our water for hundreds of years, causing harm to marine mammals, fisheries, and habitats. Severe weather is one of the primary reasons for fishing gear loss, as was seen when Hurricane Fiona touched down in Eastern Canada in September 2022.


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