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Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia invest more than $10.3 million in the fish and seafood sector

July 16, 2021 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying and consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2021202 Views

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Pangnirtung Fisheries preps for char after a turbot season full of firsts – Nunatsiaq News

Jul 15, 2021 Hiring students, reduced shipping amid COVID-19 and buying fish heads are new territory for company PANGNIRTUNG — With turbot season wrapped up and production slowed to a halt, the Pangnirtung Fisheries plant is quieter than usual — but not for long. Within a couple of weeks, about 10 local fishermen will start […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2021154 Views

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Government of Canada invests in research to help protect Atlantic fisheries and ecosystems

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 14, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – Protecting our aquatic species and oceans is critical to growing a blue economy for future generations. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in research to better protect and understand Canadian fish stocks and their habitats. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2021237 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee encouraged by Pacific salmon commercial closures, stresses Crown obligation to engage with First Nations

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – June 30, 2021) – On June 29, 2021, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced an initial step towards longer-term reductions in fishing pressure on stocks of conservation concern with significant commercial salmon closures for the 2021 season. Nearly 60 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 1, 2021213 Views

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Minister Jordan announces long-term commercial closures and Licence Retirement Program in effort to save Pacific Salmon

June 29, 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific salmon are in a long-term decline, with many runs on the verge of collapse. The Government of Canada is taking decisive steps under the Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI) to combat these steep declines and give salmon a fighting chance at survival. The decades-long declines are due […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2021206 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, 2021209 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, 2021134 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, 2021225 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, 2021170 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, 2021252 Views

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