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Government of Canada making significant progress and investments to protect Canada’s oceans

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 22, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – With three oceans surrounding us and the longest coastlines in the world, Canadians are deeply connected to our oceans. Healthy oceans mean healthy coastal communities – they feed our families and support vital industries. Canada is committed to protecting our oceans, and the ecosystems […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 20219 Views

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Landmark international agreement enters into force–legally prohibiting unregulated commercial fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean

June 25, 2021 Ottawa, ON – With climate change causing Arctic ice to melt at an alarming pace, the central Arctic Ocean is now opening up to increased international interest, including the potential for commercial fishing and shipping activity. To help protect the Arctic’s fragile ecosystems, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202116 Views

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Senate committee encourages further study of Indigenous rights-based fisheries

June 23, 2021 After an initial examination under its general mandate, the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans encourages further study of the implementation of Indigenous rights-based fisheries, specifically of the rights affirmed by the Marshall decision. Between April and June 2021, the committee heard from chiefs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet communities, representatives of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202111 Views

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Government of Canada invests in partnerships to support freshwater habitat research

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 16, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – Freshwater habitats include the numerous lakes, rivers, streams and waterways that are part of Canada’s diverse aquatic ecosystem. These versatile habitats and species that call them home have been affected by human activity and environmental changes. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting research […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202176 Views

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada held Lobster Science Partnership Roundtable

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 16, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – Coming together to exchange ideas on key research questions and new areas of work is important to our shared understanding of lobster. By working together toward this common goal, we are making sure future Indigenous and coastal communities in Atlantic Canada and Quebec will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202112 Views

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Government of Canada builds on success under the Ghost Gear Fund with second call for proposals

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 10, 2021 Ottawa, ON – Lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear, or ‘ghost gear,’ is one of the largest causes of marine pollution. Canada has made great strides in tackling this problem, both at home and abroad, through the Ghost Gear Fund (Sustainable Fisheries Solutions and Retrieval Support Contribution […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202118 Views

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Take the Pledge to Stand with Canada’s Fish and Seafood Community for the Future of Sustainable Seafood Development

OTTAWA, ON: Seafood is major jobs, low carbon, food security and sustainable Blue Economy opportunity for Canada. As the federal government continues consultations to develop its national Blue Economy Strategy, the fish and seafood industry is looking for Canadians who believe seafood is part of the future of economic growth for our country. The Fisheries […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202123 Views

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To protect wild fisheries, the government must listen to scientists – iPolitics

May 31, 2021 ‘If the science on what is killing wild salmon doesn’t reach the Fisheries minister, we’re going to lose our fish.’ COVID-19 has proven that our government can use science to save lives. Now is the time for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to apply science to Canada’s precious wild fisheries. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 202117 Views

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada to host Lobster Science Partnership Roundtable with Indigenous and commercial harvesters and key researchers

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada May 27, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – Lobster fishing has been tightly woven into the cultural and economic fabric of Indigenous and coastal communities in Atlantic Canada and Quebec for generations. To help these same communities thrive for generations to come, we all need lobster stocks to remain healthy. To achieve […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202113 Views

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New Video Series of Canadian Seafood Leaders Expresses Vision for Canada’s Blue Economy

OTTAWA, ON: Canada’s commitment to developing a Blue Economy strategy means many things: it’s an opportunity to revitalize our rural and coastal communities; to enhance our dedication to sustainability, research and science; and to capture the potential of the world’s longest coastline and unmatched freshwater resources. But it also creates opportunities for real Canadians working […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202124 Views

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