Pacific salmon are migratory and, over the course of their life-cycle, salmon originating in the rivers of one country are often subject to the fisheries of another. To support conservation, a significant amount of bilateral cooperation is required. The Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) was first signed by Canada and the U.S. in 1985 to provide the framework through which the two countries work together to conserve and manage Pacific salmon.
As part of a $106 million investment in small craft harbours across the country, the Government of Canada will provide $9.5 million to repair and maintain fishing harbours in Prince Edward Island. The $106 million in funding includes $66 million in regular program funding for the Small Craft Harbours Program in 2014-15 and $40 million over two years from Economic Action Plan 2014.
Asian carps are introduced to North America. The four species of Asian carp include Bighead, Silver, Grass and Black. In the southern United States, most are brought in for use in the aquaculture industry. In Canada, Grass and Bighead carps are imported for the live food fish industry.
As part of a $106 million investment in small craft harbours across the country, the Government of Canada will provide $1.8 million to repair and maintain fishing harbours in Manitoba. The $106 million in funding includes $66 million in regular program funding for the Small Craft Harbours Program in 2014-15 and $40 million over two years from Economic Action Plan 2014.
On November 8, 2013 the Vladykov was conducting water samples around the Bay d'Espoir area and had secured for the night in the closest port of McCallum (an isolated community). Around 11:00 p.m. the Commanding Officer was awoken by a man on the wharf saying that his mother had had a possible stroke and he needed their assistance as there were no medical personnel or facilities available in McCallum
The Government of Canada is funding up to 128 projects across Canada through Round Two of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, investing a total of up to $5.5 million following the second round of applications.
Fish and seafood are among the largest single food commodities exported by Canada. In 2013, Canada exported $4.4 billion of fish and seafood products, an increase of $268 million from 2012. Approximately 85 percent of all fish landed by Canadian harvesters are exported to foreign markets.
In December 2010, Fisheries and Oceans Canada assumed primary responsibility for the regulation and management of the aquaculture industry in British Columbia, including the licensing of marine finfish, shellfish, and freshwater/land-based aquaculture sites, as well as enhancement facilities.