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Senator Manning presents 2013 Small Craft Harbours Prix d'Excellence to Mr. Mike Hawkins

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

October 16, 2014 - Fermeuse, Newfoundland and Labrador Senator Fabian Manning, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today awarded Mr. Mike Hawkins a 2013 Small Craft Harbours Prix d'Excellence. Mr. Hawkins received the national award under the category of "National Individual Commitment" for his work as the Harbour Supervisor at the Harbour Authority of Cape Broyle.


Investment in Small Craft Harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | backgrounders

October, 2014 As part of a $106 million investment in small craft harbours across the country, the Government of Canada is providing $28.8 million to repair and maintain fishing harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador. The $106 million in funding includes $66 million in regular program funding for the Small Craft Harbours Program in 2014-2015 and $40 million over two years from Economic Action Plan 2014.


Harper Government Invests in Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Projects in Toronto

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

October 16, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario Member of Parliament for Etobicoke ¿ Lakeshore, Bernard Trottier, 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 $38,935 to The Living City Foundation to conserve fish habitat in Toronto through the Long Pond Shoreline Enhancement Project.


Minister MacKay Announces the Acceptance of the CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M. to the Coast Guard Fleet

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

October 15, 2014 - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced the acceptance of Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M. into the Coast Guard fleet. CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M.is the last of nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSPVs) built and delivered by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to the Canadian Coast Guard.


Bernard Trottier to Highlight Government of Canada's Investment in Recreational Fisheries Conservation through the National Conservation Plan in Toronto

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Toronto, Ontario ¿ On Thursday, October 16th 2014, Member of Parliament Bernard Trottier will share details about the Government of Canada's investment in a restoration project in Toronto to protect and improve recreational fisheries habitat. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.


Minister Mackay to Mark the Acceptance of the Last Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel to the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia ¿ On Wednesday October 15th, 2014 the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, will accept the CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M. for the Canadian Coast Guard fleet on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This event will also mark the successful completion of the contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to build the nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels.


Harper Government invests in Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Projects in the Miramichi Region

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

October 8, 2014 - Moncton, New Brunswick On behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Tilly O'Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide close to $126,000 for four projects to conserve fish habitat in the region of Miramichi.


Investment of $34.2 Million to Renew Salmonid Enhancement Program Infrastructure

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The $34.2 million over five years in capital funding includes $13.8 million to refurbish water supply and delivery systems at all 16 salmon hatcheries and many spawning channels operated by the Salmonid Enhancement Program. A reliable supply of good-quality water is crucial to the successful production of incubation and rearing of salmon. The work includes redeveloping wells and installing new wells; repairing and replacing water pumps; improving water and energy efficiency; repairing and replacing water valves, pipes and water intake structures; and upgrading monitoring systems.


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