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Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting Mid North Shore

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

November 5, 2014 - Québec, Quebec QUEBEC CITY- Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Mid North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to toxicity, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area: Prohibition Order 2014Q-T-104


Harper Government Invests in Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Projects in Nova Scotia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Member of Parliament Greg Kerr, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, highlighted today funding that the Government of Canada has provided to the "Cost-effective, innovative solutions for NS streams and barrier culverts" project. Under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Nova Scotia Salmon Association received $40,858 to support brook trout habitat restoration in West Nova.


Harper Government invests in Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Projects in New Brunswick

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

November 4, 2014 - Moncton, New Brunswick The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide close to $154,000 for five fish habitat conservation projects in New Brunswick.


Harper Government Invests in Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Projects in Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

November 3, 2014 - Swan River, Manitoba Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced on Saturday, November 1st that the Government of Canada is supporting two fish habitat conservation projects in central Manitoba. Under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Inc and the Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District are receiving up to $23,450 to conserve fish habitat in central Manitoba.


Minister Blaney Highlights Contract Awarded to Babcock Canada for Refit Work on Coast Guard Vessel CCGS Des Groseilliers

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

October 31, 2014 - Québec, Quebec The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and MP for Lévis, Bellechasse and les Etchemins, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $4.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc for refit and Vessel Life Extension work on Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Des Groseilliers. The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada.


MP Sopuck to Highlight Government of Canada's Investment in Recreational Fisheries Conservation through the National Conservation Plan in Swan River

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

October 31, 2014 SWAN RIVER, MANITOBA ¿ On November 1st, MP Sopuck will share details about the Government of Canada's investment in a restoration project in Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette to protect and improve recreational fisheries habitat. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.


Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

As part of the Canadian Honours System, the Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal recognizes individuals who, in the course of their duties, provide service in difficult or critical situations; who are often involved in potentially dangerous activities; and who also have a record of such high standard as to merit this prestigious Medal.


Canadian Coast Guard Employees Awarded for Exemplary Service

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Thirteen members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region were awarded Exemplary Service medals today at Government House in St. John's. The awards were presented by the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Commander-Chief of the Canadian Coast Guard.


Harper Government Invests in Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Projects in Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

October 29, 2014 - Carlisle, Ontario David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $92,000 to Trout Unlimited Canada for a project to restore fish habitat in Courtcliffe Park, Carlisle, Ontario.


Harper Government Invests In Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Projects In Cariboo-Prince George

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

October 29, 2014 - Prince George, British Columbia Member of Parliament Dick Harris (Cariboo-Prince George), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada is providing up to $140,000 to the Baker Creek Enhancement Society, Fraser Basin Council and Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society to conserve fish habitat in B.C.'s Central Interior.


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