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Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet opens for the season

From: Canadian Coast Guard June 29, 2022 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat  station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is now open for the season. The station is crewed by Indigenous members hired and trained by the Canadian Coast Guard under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan. The Inshore Rescue Boat program provides hands-on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202258 Views

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First Nations assert traditional rights to farm salmon – SeaWest News

June 29, 2022 Aquaculture-dependent First Nations in BC set to defy government agenda to remove salmon farms from their traditional territories Aquaculture dependent First Nations   say they will assert their traditional rights to allow salmon farming in their territorial waters, even as the Federal government bows to the demands of anti-fish farming activists to remove […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202259 Views

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Canada increasing vessel length limit for the less than 40’ Inshore Sub-Fleets in Newfoundland and Labrador

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release June 27, 2022 Ottawa, Canada – Canada’s East Coast inshore fisheries are the backbone of coastal communities, driving rural, local, regional and national economies. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to supporting these harvesters who work hard to provide prosperity for their communities. Today, Newfoundland and Labrador Member of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 202265 Views

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IMPAC5 Endorsed as an Official United Nations Ocean Decade Event

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 27, 2022 Lisbon, Portugal – In Canada, the health of our oceans is directly linked to the health of our people. This also rings true beyond Canadian borders and around the globe. People are dependent on the ocean, and the health of the ocean is dependent on us. Preserving […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 202268 Views

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Management decision for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Northern cod Stewardship Fishery

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cod is culturally and economically important to the people in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fisheries and Oceans Canada understands the heavy responsibility of fishery decisions, and the very real impact they have on the livelihoods of Canadians. When making decisions we consider the best […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 202255 Views

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Canada’s Salmon farmers respond to the federal government’s decision to renew salmon farming licenses in British Columbia, Canada

June 22, 2022 The decision is a key validation of the importance of the salmon farming industry to rural, coastal communities and procedural fairness, but greater certainty is needed to build Canada’s Blue Economy and to secure a popular and critical Canadian affordable and sustainable food supply. The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) and the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202265 Views

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UBCIC Welcomes Announcement that Canada is Phasing Out Fish Farms in Discovery Islands

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/ Vancouver, B.C. – June 22, 2022) Today, Federal Minister Joyce Murray of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced a transition planning process for fish farms in British Columbia. This will include consultations with First Nations Title and Rights holders and with industry. The Union of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202267 Views

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Minister’s and parliamentary secretary’s statement on federal decision about salmon farms

June 22, 2022 VICTORIA – Josie Osborne, Minister of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Minister Responsible for Fisheries, and Fin Donnelly, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture, have released the following statement in response to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s decision today on salmon-farm licensing in British Columbia. “Wild salmon are critically important to the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202253 Views

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Government of Canada outlines next steps in transition from open-net pen salmon farming in British Columbia

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release June 22, 2022 Ottawa, Ontario – Wild Pacific salmon are of great importance to communities in British Columbia, both culturally and economically. However, wild Pacific salmon are facing historic threats and experiencing significant population declines. It is a Government of Canada priority to protect and restore our oceans and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202253 Views

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New small craft harbour will improve safety and bring economic benefits to Clyde River

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 21, 2022 The Government of Canada understands the need for safe and accessible harbours for hunters, harvesters, commercial fishers, and others in the Arctic. The federal government is committed to working with communities in Nunavut to deliver infrastructure that improves lives and helps to build stronger communities. Today the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202252 Views

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