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Year-Round Buoys

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The $7.8 million investment will be used to purchase 185 new-generation year-round buoys and to deploy them between Montréal and Québec City. These lighted buoys will increase navigational safety on the fluvial section. The buoys will be lifted every two years rather than twice a year, as is currently the case, which will increase service efficiency. They are specially designed to withstand the harsh, icy conditions of the St. Lawrence.

Atlantic Salmon

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Atlantic salmon fisheries have been an important part of our Canadian social heritage for more than 150 years. Spawning in over 1000 rivers in eastern Canada, Atlantic salmon are actively fished for Food, Social and Ceremonial purposes by dozens of First Nations and Aboriginal organizations and recreational fisheries in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. These fisheries contribute over $100 million to the Canadian economy and support up to 3,500 jobs in eastern Canada.

Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations

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Context Aquatic invasive species pose a growing threat to Canada's freshwater and marine ecosystems. These species are difficult to control and contain, given the high rates of reproduction, the lack of predators, and their ability to thrive in different environments.

Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal

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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.

Investment in Small Craft Harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador

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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.

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.

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Leim

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Alexander Henry Leim was born on November 10, 1897, in Fergus, Ontario. A University of Toronto graduate, he became a member of the Biological Board of Canada in 1919, as a researcher at the St. Andrews Biological Station in New Brunswick. In 1924, he finished a doctorate on the evolution of the shad, a sea fish in the same family as the sardine and herring that reproduces in freshwater.

Proposed Aquaculture Activities Regulations

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The large number of regulators and requirements faced by the aquaculture industry in Canada is cumbersome for operators and confusing for Canadians who want assurances that environmentally sustainable practices are required by law and are enforced. The Government of Canada is committed to developing aquaculture in a sustainable manner. To do so, it is moving forward with a targeted, pragmatic regulatory agenda to address key barriers to industry growth while safeguarding the environment, and eliminate duplications.

CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and CCGS Terry Fox en Route to Map the North

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On Saturday, August 9, Canada's most iconic icebreaker, the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent set off on an important mission to the Arctic to continue mapping Canada's continental shelf. The CCGS Terry Fox will be breaking ice ahead of the Louis S. St-Laurent to allow for the mapping work to take place.

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