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17:03 ET Media Advisory - Media Availability - Scientific study of underwater volcano at centre of Offshore Pacific Area of Interest

SIDNEY, BC, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists will be available for media interviews prior to departing on a two-week expedition to survey and monitor Canada's largest...


Jul 11, 2019, 00:11 ET Statement - At-Risk Fraser Chinook and Sockeye Salmon Stocks Face Critical Challenge From Big Bar Natural Rockslide

VANCOUVER, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Yesterday the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson accompanied by Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource...


Jul 09, 2019, 10:00 ET UPDATE - Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to visit Big Bar Landslide Site

Please note that the time of the event has changed from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. LILLOOET, BC, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan...


Jul 08, 2019, 21:21 ET Response from Minister Wilkinson on the findings of study about Resident killer whales on the Pacific Coast

VANCOUVER, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's Pacific Coast is home to the killer whale, iconic to British Columbians and to all Canadians, and of profound and historic cultural significance for coastal...


Jul 08, 2019, 21:11 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to visit Big Bar Landslide Site

LILLOOET, BC, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, alongside the Province of British Columbia Minister of Forests,...


Jul 08, 2019, 15:26 ET Report on the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation offers strategy to support freshwater fishing industry in western and northern Canada

OTTAWA, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC) plays a critical role in collecting, processing and marketing freshwater fish on behalf of close to 1,600 harvesters,...


Jul 03, 2019, 11:19 ET Government of Canada announces nearly $1.6 million in key coastal research initiatives in St. Lawrence Estuary, Quebec

BAIE-COMEAU, QC, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada is an ocean nation. With the longest coastline in the world, from the Pacific, to the Arctic, to the Atlantic, we are blessed with an incredible diversity ...


Jun 29, 2019, 13:14 ET Minister Wilkinson participates in the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp

/CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was at the University of British Columbia today to open the Ocean Heroes Vancouver Bootcamp...


Jun 28, 2019, 16:34 ET Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on Western Arctic Oceans Day and the Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories

OTTAWA, June 28, 2019 /CNW/ - As Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, I'm thrilled to mark this year's Western Arctic Oceans Day, which is being celebrated on July 1st in Sachs ...


Jun 27, 2019, 21:00 ET Joint Statement - Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia - Significant Rock Slide in the Fraser Canyon

OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia are very concerned about a significant rock slide that occurred near Big Bar, BC just north of...


Jun 27, 2019, 09:00 ET Media advisory - Government of Canada to hold media availability to respond to questions about North Atlantic right whales

OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada takes the protection, conservation, and recovery of endangered species very seriously. For the past three years, we have taken concrete action...


Jun 25, 2019, 16:03 ET Innovating sustainable fishing gear: Kingston company takes up the challenge!

KINGSTON, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Each year, more than eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world's oceans, and it is predicted that by 2050, there will be more plastic by weight in...


Jun 25, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - MP Gerretsen to meet with Plastics Challenge grant recipient in Kingston/

KINGSTON, ON, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable...


Jun 24, 2019, 14:49 ET Media Advisory - MP Gerretsen to meet with Plastics Challenge grant recipient in Kingston

KINGSTON, ON, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable...


Jun 24, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Jordan announces action to protect marine environment in Atlantic Canada/

BRIDGEWATER, NS, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St....


Jun 21, 2019, 17:21 ET Media Advisory - Minister Jordan announces action to protect marine environment in Atlantic Canada

BRIDGEWATER, NS, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St....


Jun 21, 2019, 15:56 ET Statement - A stronger, modernized Fisheries Act Becomes Law

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - This afternoon, Bill C-68 received Royal Assent by the Governor General and has officially become law. This is a victory for the environment, independent fishers, and...


Jun 21, 2019, 13:23 ET Reconciliation at core of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard's work

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - There is no relationship more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. Our government is committed to advancing a renewed relationship ...


Jun 20, 2019, 12:12 ET Government of Canada bans shark finning

TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on global shark populations. As apex predators, sharks ...


Jun 20, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make two announcements on the shark fin trade and Bill C-68/

OTTAWA, June 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Thursday, June 20, 2019 All times local Toronto, Ontario Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan...


Jun 19, 2019, 14:37 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make two announcements on the shark fin trade and Bill C-68

OTTAWA, June 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Thursday, June 20, 2019 All times local Toronto, Ontario Media are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan...


Jun 19, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canadian Coast Guard to hold technical briefing on summer operations in the Arctic/

OTTAWA, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to participate in a technical briefing via teleconference on the Canadian Coast Guard's summer operations in the Arctic. Coast Guard...


Jun 18, 2019, 12:27 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Coast Guard to hold technical briefing on summer operations in the Arctic

OTTAWA, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to participate in a technical briefing via teleconference on the Canadian Coast Guard's summer operations in the Arctic. Coast Guard...


Jun 12, 2019, 14:46 ET Statement - Minister Wilkinson congratulates Canadian Space Agency on successful satellite launch that will benefit maritime security

OTTAWA, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - I would like to congratulate our colleagues at the Canadian Space Agency on today's successful launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites from the...


Jun 09, 2019, 20:10 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make an important announcement in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, June 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an important...