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Minister Shea and MP Saxton announce funding for a project to restore the Lynn Creek estuary

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Andrew Saxton, MP for North Vancouver and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide funding of up to $15,000 to the BC Conservation Foundation for a project to restore the Lynn Creek estuary.


Minister Gail Shea presents 2013 Small Craft Harbours Prix d'Excellence to Mr. Michael Griswold

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today awarded Mr. Michael Griswold a 2013 Small Craft Harbours Prix d'Excellence. Mr. Griswold received the national award under the category of "National Individual Commitment" for his work as the volunteer Chair of the Quadra Island Harbour Authority (QIHA), which manages both the Heriot Bay and Quathiaski Cove small craft harbours.


Minister Shea releases the final results of the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Program for Prince Edward Island

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today the Government of Canada has provided more than $11 million to PEI lobster organizations under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) program since 2010. As a result, the number of traps being fished by active fishermen decreased by roughly 10,000 and 68 licences were retired across the province, representing an additional 18,500 traps.


2014 Recreational Striped Bass Fishery in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, today announced management measures for the recreational striped bass fishery that will take place in 2014 throughout the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. This area includes the Maritime Provinces adjacent to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Government of Canada announces that a new operator for the Experimental Lakes Area has been secured

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that agreements have been finalized with the new operator of the Experimental Lakes Area, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD ELA Inc.) These agreements mean that the federal government has fulfilled its commitments to ensuring that research at the Experimental Lakes Area can continue under a new operator.


Warning: Do Not Approach Seals

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to remind people who encounter seals along the shores of the region to exercise caution.


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