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Aug 05, 2020, 10:17 ET Minister Jordan Announces the Fish Harvester Benefit and Fish Harvester Grant to open on August 24th

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's fish and seafood harvesters are the driving economic force behind many coastal and rural communities. Hardship and uncertainty are felt across the economy...


Jul 09, 2020, 13:11 ET Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance: Advocates for protecting 30 per cent of the world's ocean by 2030

OTTAWA, ON, July 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain our economy, our food supply, and our...


Jul 08, 2020, 12:42 ET Fisheries and Oceans Canada announces 26 recipients of $8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of "ghost" fishing gear

OTTAWA, ON, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working hard to protect our oceans and the marine life they sustain. We have been clear that our target is to protect 25% of our oceans by ...


Jul 07, 2020, 10:40 ET Government of Canada invests $1.2 million to help better understand Canada's coastal marine ecosystems through science

OTTAWA, ON, July 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's marine ecosystems are vital to the livelihoods, well–being and culture of countless Indigenous and coastal communities. Scientific research and data is...


Jun 30, 2020, 12:49 ET Government of Canada and Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Chiefs announce partnership to change name of Canadian Coast Guard ship Edward Cornwallis

DARTMOUTH, NS, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to right the wrongs of our past and pave the way for a new relationship based on rights, respect,...


Jun 29, 2020, 15:35 ET Pacheedaht First Nation and Canadian Coast Guard Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Build Port Renfrew Multipurpose Marine Facility

PORT RENFREW, BC, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working to renew its relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership....


Jun 23, 2020, 11:24 ET Government of Canada supports Indigenous led conservation efforts

OTTAWA, ON, June 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Collaboration with Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast is key to understanding, learning and putting to action how best to protect our environment....


Jun 09, 2020, 13:52 ET Canadian small businesses create innovative solutions to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans

Ottawa, ON, June 9, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada remains committed to finding innovative solutions to protect our oceans from the negative impacts of pollution from plastics. Over eight...


Jun 08, 2020, 12:09 ET Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard on World Oceans Day

OTTAWA, ON, June 8, 2020 /CNW/ - As we mark World Oceans Day, I am struck by the strength of Canadians. This pandemic has highlighted that Canadians do not give up – and neither will we. While...


Jun 05, 2020, 12:03 ET Government of Canada takes the fight against illegal fishing to outer space

OTTAWA, ON, June 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Today we mark the International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing. Globally, IUU fishing is a major contributor to declining ...


Apr 25, 2020, 12:26 ET Government of Canada announces new Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund to help Canada's fish and seafood processing sector

OTTAWA, April 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's fish and seafood sector is essential to our collective food security and our economy. The Government of Canada recognizes the need to support the hard-working...


Apr 22, 2020, 14:38 ET Government of Canada releases first report on the state of the marine ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic

OTTAWA, April 22, 2020 /CNW/ - The vast and beautiful Arctic Ocean is Canada's largest ocean area. Steeped in tradition, it defines northern communities and cultures and is home to diverse and...


Apr 17, 2020, 17:51 ET Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard on support to the fish and seafood industry

OTTAWA, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's fish and seafood sector has proven itself resilient and flexible in response to the unprecedented challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is ...


Mar 20, 2020, 20:17 ET Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard on federal-provincial collaboration related to impacts of COVID-19

OTTAWA, March 20, 2020 /CNW/ - During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that we work across all levels of Government to ensure Canadians are safe and local economies are...


Mar 10, 2020, 13:35 ET Government of Canada invests in aquatic habitat through the Oceans Protection Plan

VANCOUVER, March 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Making our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for all Canadians and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. Today, the...


Mar 05, 2020, 10:40 ET Government of Canada announces members of Atlantic Seal Science Task Team

OTTAWA, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadians rely on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to make decisions that support healthy ecosystems and sustainable fisheries management. As we continually seek to increase...


Feb 26, 2020, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister Jordan and Minister Garneau to announce measures for North Atlantic right whale protection

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make an...


Feb 24, 2020, 10:49 ET Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard

Recognizing National Invasive Species Awareness Week OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Today marks the start of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, giving Canadians an opportunity to learn more...


Feb 11, 2020, 09:05 ET Government of Canada hosts two-day conference to explore innovative fishing technologies to protect whales and stop spread of ocean plastics

HALIFAX, Feb. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Today marks the start of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Gear Innovation Summit, a two-day event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to explore options for whale-safe fishing...


Feb 10, 2020, 08:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Jordan to deliver opening remarks at first ever Gear Innovation Summit/

HALIFAX, Feb. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, will deliver opening remarks on Canada's...


Feb 07, 2020, 17:09 ET Media Advisory - Minister Jordan to deliver opening remarks at first ever Gear Innovation Summit

HALIFAX, Feb. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, will deliver opening remarks on Canada's...


Jan 18, 2020, 16:44 ET Minister Jordan pushes forward with next phase of Big Bar landslide response

KAMLOOPS, BC, Jan. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister and Member...


Sep 06, 2019, 16:52 ET Government of Canada invests in key coastal environmental research in Iqaluit, Nunavut

IQALUIT, Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's Arctic waters are essential to the livelihoods, identity and natural heritage of countless Inuit communities. Protecting our coasts and marine habitats for...


Sep 06, 2019, 15:14 ET Transformative change underway at Fisheries and Oceans Canada to advance reconciliation

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership....


Sep 06, 2019, 13:25 ET Government of Canada invests more than $7.3 million in research on oil spill response measures and the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program in Newfoundland and Labrador

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada has the world's longest coastline and is surrounded by three oceans and the health of our oceans matters to all of us. The Government of Canada is dedicated...