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Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Coast Guard Confirm New Regions’ Boundaries to Improve Services to the Arctic

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Iqaluit, Nunavut – Sustainable fisheries, marine safety, and protection of the marine environment are of critical importance to Arctic communities. In 2018, Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the creation of stand-alone Arctic Regions to advance reconciliation, partnerships and collaboration with Inuit, First Nation and Métis Nation organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2021303 Views

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Fisheries minister: Indigenous fishers to operate within established season – Global News

Federal Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan is now weighing in on Nova Scotia’s Indigenous fishing dispute, siding with commercial fishers on when and how Indigenous harvesters are allowed to fish. Ross Lord explains why there are doubts this will ease tensions, and how the Indigenous community is responding. Read More: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2021205 Views

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Biotoxin Update – Closure Notice – Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries

2021-02-11-Biotoxin-Update-10- Download 2020-21 Biotoxin program has concluded   for this season, all harvest beaches are closed. Due to COVID-19, technicians were unable to maintain sampling protocols. Effective: January 29, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries at 250-627-8509 or email wade_fisheries@laxband.com NT5

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2021211 Views

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Statement – Minister Jordan issues statement on a new path for First Nations to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada March 3, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario “As we approach the 2021 fishing season on the East Coast, I am focused on solutions that protect Indigenous rights, and all those who work in our fisheries in order to provide everyone an opportunity to thrive. We have never stopped working with First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2021411 Views

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New DFO rules to put moderate livelihood fishery within commercial season – TheChronicleHerald.ca

On Thursday, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan will announce that any future moderate livelihood fishery has to take place within the existing commercial season. As well, the fishery will be conducted under licences issued by her department. A voluntary licence buyout of commercial fishing licences will be used to create room for the new moderate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2021203 Views

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Minister Jordan calling all Canadians to contribute to our Blue Economy Strategy

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada February 23, 2021 Ottawa, ON – Canada has the longest coastline in the world leaving us with vast ocean-based resources that can be utilized for economic potential, positioning Canada as a global leader. A Blue Economy Strategy will enable us to protect and revitalize the health of our oceans while […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 2021346 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Beech to hold virtual roundtable discussions on the transition of open-net pen aquaculture in British Columbia

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada February 22, 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Government of Canada is committed to a responsible plan to transition from open-net pen aquaculture in British Columbia by 2025. Close collaboration with Indigenous communities, industry and other key stakeholders will ensure the transition is workable, economically feasible and takes into account […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2021319 Views

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Government of Canada releases 2020-21 Pacific Herring Integrated Fisheries Management Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada February 19, 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Government of Canada is committed to responsibly managing Pacific herring fisheries to ensure the sustainability of the stock for today and generations to come. This work requires close collaboration with First Nations communities and commercial harvesters while considering the herring distribution, spawn […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 2021324 Views

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The Indigenous Scientist Charting the Future of Fisheries, One Salmon at a Time – TheTyee.ca

Andrea Reid has launched the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries at UBC. Like most salmon scientists, Andrea Reid spends months each year searching for the iconic fish in salty estuaries and along the silty riverbanks of B.C.’s glacial torrents. Yet to truly understand the salmon, the Nisga’a fisheries scientist, professor at the University of British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2021223 Views

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Minister Jordan concludes successful first week of engagement on Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Jordan launched the engagement on Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy on February 8, 2021. Between February 8-12, 2021, she held 9 roundtables with fisheries and aquaculture leaders, ocean innovators, academia, and women leaders in ocean sectors. The World Bank defines the blue economy as the sustainable use of ocean resources […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2021327 Views

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