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Government of Canada launches new $20 million fund to make fishing gear safer for whales

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 11, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – Entanglements in fishing gear can pose serious harm to whales and other marine mammals. They can impact the animal’s ability to swim, eat, and reproduce, and they can be fatal. That is why the Government of Canada is working to prevent these entanglement risks from […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2021146 Views

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The Government of Canada launches Call for Proposals for projects that protect aquatic species at risk

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 10, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s natural biodiversity plays an important role in our way of life. The health of the environment and wildlife supports our culture, our wellbeing and our economy. The Government of Canada is committed to taking further action to build on work already underway to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2021182 Views

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Canada’s Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program now open for second round applications

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 5, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – Over the past year, COVID-19 has created unique challenges for Canadian fish harvesters who are the economic backbone of many Canadian coastal and rural communities. The Government of Canada recognizes these challenges and the importance of a strong fish and seafood sector, so that harvesters […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2021162 Views

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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, 2021199 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, 2021202 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, 2021153 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, 2021202 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, 2021132 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, 2021167 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, 2021140 Views

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