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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will support jobs and economic growth in British Columbia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

November 16, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a modernized North American free trade agreement that is good for Canada and good for Canadians. It is the result of Canada’s resolve at the negotiation table and our focus on getting the job done.

The Government of Canada invests in small craft harbours infrastructure in the province of Quebec

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments can enhance local communities.

Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey and New Brunswick’s Maliseet Nation Conservation Council launch the International Year of the Salmon in Eastern Canada

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Charlottetown Sean Casey, today joined representatives of the Maliseet Nation Conservation Council with other agencies, organizations, Indigenous communities, and academics involved in the conservation and research of wild Atlantic salmon in order to launch the International Year of the Salmon in Eastern Canada.

The Government of Canada donates surplus Coast Guard helicopters

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to educational institutions across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students.

Calling on Canadian innovators: Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a challenge for you!

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

It is estimated that more than eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year. These products never actually break down, except into smaller and smaller pieces that endanger marine life, pollute ecosystems and litter our beaches. Fishing nets and other fishing gear also contain several kinds of plastic, and abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear causes catastrophic impacts on wildlife and marine environments. This “ghost gear” continues to entangle wildlife for many decades, impacting species at risk and the prosperity of our fisheries.

Government of Canada taking further action to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Southern Resident Killer Whale is an iconic species that faces significant threats to its survival and recovery. These threats relate to: lack of availability of prey (mainly Chinook salmon); acoustic (noise) and physical disturbance from marine vessels; and contaminants in the water.

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