October 29, 2014 - Merritt, British Columbia
Member of Parliament Dan Albas, 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 $55,000 to the Steelhead Society of British Columbia to conserve fish habitat in the Nicola River.
Thirteen members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will be awarded Exemplary Service Medals at Government House in St. John's. The awards will be 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.
October 24, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that up to $6.8M was awarded to over 80 projects undertaken between 2014 and 2016 under the third round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP). She also highlighted that a fourth round of applications was announced by the Prime Minister on October 17, 2014. Interested groups have until December 12, 2014 to submit their projects.
The Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and Minister for the Arctic Council, today announced that a partnership of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, the Inuvialuit Game Council and the Fisheries Joint Management Committee signed the Beaufort Sea Integrated Fisheries Management Framework. This agreement between the Inuvialuit and Canada is an important accord that represents a cooperative management approach to marine mammals and fish that exist in the Inuvialuit Settlement Area of the Western Arctic.
October 17, 2014
Mr. Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament for Moncton-Dieppe-Riverview, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, will share details about the Government of Canada's investment in three restoration projects in Cap-Pelé, Shediac and Saint-Louis de-Kent to protect and improve recreational fisheries habitat.
October 17, 2014 - Québec, Quebec
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Lower 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-100
October 17, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario
The Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence today issued the following statement:
A Russian-flagged cargo ship Simushir is currently disabled and floating off the west coast of Haida Gwaii with 10 crewmembers onboard. The vessel has no propulsion and is adrift.