Media Advisory: Minister Dominic LeBlanc and leading Canadian experts will address the future of our oceans at Oceana Canada symposium

OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT: Oceana Canada will host its first science symposium Rebuilding Abundance: Restoring Canada's Fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity. The symposium will address why Canada's fisheries are performing well below potential and create a vision for a prosperous and sustainable future.

WHY: Canada's fishing industry is in a critical state. Oceana Canada is bringing together world-renowned experts to help map out a vision for a healthy and prosperous future for our oceans and fisheries.


  1. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
  2. Sam Waterston, actor and member of Oceana's Board of Directors
  3. Alexandra Cousteau, Senior Oceana Advisor
  4. Leading Canadian and international fisheries experts



  • The symposium will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.5 p.m.
  • Minister Dominic LeBlanc will speak at 9:15 a.m.
  • Sam Waterston will speak at 9:40 a.m.
  • Keynote address by Dr. Daniel Pauly will take place at 10 a.m.
  • Alexandra Cousteau will speak at 12:30 p.m.
  • For a full list of speakers, please visit


WHERE: Confederation II Room at The Westin Ottawa Hotel, CF Rideau Centre, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ont., K1N 9H4 (613) 560-7000

MORE: For more information, please visit:
Twitter: @OceanaCAN
Official symposium hashtag: #oceans4us

SOURCE Oceana Canada

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