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Government of Canada Invests in Small Craft Harbours in Southwest Nova Scotia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, accompanied by Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, will announce investments by the Government of Canada into Small Craft Harbours in Nova Scotia. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.


Invitation to Media Only Tour of the CCGS Amundsen

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

On Saturday, April 21, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the Canadian Coast Guard, the International Polar Year 2012 Conference and ArcticNet invite the media for an exclusive tour of research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and its state-art scientific equipment. The vessel will be moored near the Montréal Science Centre in the Old Port of Montréal.


Minister Ashfield and MP Keddy to Meet Team Constructing New Coast Guard Vessel

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's, will tour ABCO Industries Limited in Lunenburg. ABCO was recently awarded a contract of approximately $3 million to build a new vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard.


Minister Ashfield to Get Lobster's Eye View of Halifax Harbour

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, will meet with representatives of Nova Scotia Webcams and Murphy's Cable Wharf who have collaborated to put a webcam inside a lobster trap located in Halifax Harbour. Minister Ashfield and media in attendance will receive a demonstration of the lobster cam.


CCGS Pierre Radisson Refit Announced

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Mr. Bernard Généreux, MP for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-Loup, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, will announce the refit being carried out on CCGS Pierre Radisson as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan. There will be a photo opportunity for the journalists attending.


The Government of Canada announces a major construction contract to be awarded in Dartmouth

| Public Services and Procurement Canada Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, and the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, will make an important contract announcement that will create jobs in Nova Scotia.


The Government of Canada makes an announcement for the improvement of agricultural research facilities in Prince Edward Island

| Public Services and Procurement Canada Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women and the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will reaffirm the Government of Canada's commitment to important upgrades to agriculture sector research facilities in Prince Edward Island as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.


Red Dye Experiment - St. Clair River System

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, in collaboration with research partners in Canada and the United States, will begin an experiment in the upper St. Clair River system near Sarnia, Ontario, on July 16, 2009, that will provide scientific information about ballast water flow and dispersal.


Announcement - Fishing Industry in Canada

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, will be present at Covehead Harbour tomorrow to make an announcement regarding the fishing industry in Eastern Canada.


Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting North Shore

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the 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


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