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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, 2021185 Views

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FNLC Congratulates Nuu-chah-nulth – Demands more from Canada on First Nations fisheries recognition

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and̓ ̓ səlilwətaʔɬ/selílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) — The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) congratulates the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations of Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Ehattesaht/Chinehkint, Tla-o-qui-aht and Mowachaht/Muchalaht in their steadfast and ongoing defense of their fishing rights. The Government of Canada recently decided to end more than 15 years of fisheries-related litigation against the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2021125 Views

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The countdown is on – Canada to host Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress in June 2022

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 23, 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia – One year from today, Canada will welcome the world’s marine conservation leaders to Vancouver to chart a course towards protecting 30 per cent of the global ocean by 2030. From June 23-30, 2022, the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) will be […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2021208 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, 2021163 Views

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Media advisory: Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announces funding for Indigenous coastal communities to enhance marine safety across Canada

From: Canadian Coast Guard Victoria, B.C. – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and her Parliamentary Secretary Terry Beech,  will make an announcement about Coast Guard’s Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. This program provides communities with funding to purchase boats and equipment to build up their […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2021227 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, 2021174 Views

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Atlantic provinces continue collaboration to encourage growth in aquaculture industry

16 June 2021 FREDERICTON (GNB) – A new memorandum of understanding has been signed by the ministers responsible for aquaculture in the Atlantic provinces to continue collaborating on the responsible development and growth of the sector. This extends a previous memorandum signed in 2008. “New Brunswick is proud to continue its collaborative relationship with our […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2021149 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, 2021221 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, 2021147 Views

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Canada launches transformative effort to save Pacific salmon

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 8, 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific salmon have social and cultural significance for many Canadians and they are economically vital to many local communities. These iconic species are experiencing drastic population declines due to a combination of climate, habitat and harvesting pressures. Bold, transformative action is needed now […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2021186 Views

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