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Jul 14, 2020, 15:00 ET Minister Jordan Highlights Importance of Growing Canada's Ocean Economy

VANCOUVER, BC, July 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's three oceans are an integral part of our national identity. They provide beauty and enjoyment to our citizens, serve as a refuge and ecosystem to...


Jul 13, 2020, 15:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister Jordan to deliver opening remarks at Greater Vancouver Board of Trade virtual event

VANCOUVER, BC, July 13, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will deliver opening remarks at the Greater Vancouver Board of...


Jun 19, 2020, 16:30 ET Government of Canada takes action to address threats to struggling Fraser River Chinook

VANCOUVER, BC, June 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Chinook salmon populations have been in decline for years as a result of a number of factors including habitat destruction, harvest, and the effects of climate...


Jun 18, 2020, 18:14 ET Media Advisory - Fraser River Chinook Salmon Management Measures for 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, June 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be holding a briefing for media interested in an update on the management measures for Fraser River Chinook stocks, as well ...


Jun 15, 2020, 16:50 ET Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia to fund projects that promote wild salmon and sustainable fishing practices across British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BC, June 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Protecting and restoring our wild fish habitat and stocks is a priority for both the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia. Healthy, wild...


Jan 29, 2020, 15:30 ET Safeguarding our future through the Oceans Act

PRINCE RUPERT, BC, Jan. 29, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is safeguarding the long-term health and productivity of Canada's oceans and fisheries, by protecting our country's wildlife,...


Jan 06, 2020, 13:30 ET Canadian Coast Guard working to remove MV Spudnik from Fraser River

VANCOUVER, Jan. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada's environment and waterways. We know that abandoned vessels are not only an eye-sore for many coastal...


Dec 11, 2019, 16:00 ET First conviction under the new Marine Mammal Regulations sees fine of $2,000 for approaching a whale at a distance of less than 100 metres

PRINCE RUPERT, BC, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - In August 2019, in Prince Rupert Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge George Leven found guide Scott Babcock guilty of a violation under the Marine Mammal...


Dec 04, 2019, 13:15 ET Media Advisory - Invitation to a Big Bar Landslide Technical Update Conference Call

VANCOUVER, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Big Bar Landslide joint project management team invites you to call in for a Teleconference technical update briefing today. The joint incident response team is...


Sep 06, 2019, 16:24 ET Government of Canada invests in coastal communities like Campbell River, British Columbia

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC, Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Investments by the Government of Canada in the Campbell River area are improving the safety of mariners, supporting the local economy, and protecting marine...


Sep 06, 2019, 14:40 ET Government of Canada Announces an increase of $15 million annually to support Pacific Salmon

VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Wild Pacific salmon are an iconic species and an important natural resource that provides a range of social, cultural, economic, and environmental benefits to the...


Sep 06, 2019, 13:31 ET Media Advisory - Big Bar Landslide Media Technical Briefing

LILLOOET, BC, Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - The Big Bar Landslide Unified Incident Command will be holding a media technical briefing via teleconference regarding yesterday's developments. Date: Friday,...


Sep 05, 2019, 18:57 ET Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation, habitat restoration and research science projects throughout British Columbia

VANCOUVER, Sept. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia's coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many...


Sep 04, 2019, 14:08 ET Taking an innovative approach to plastic pollution: Local B.C. companies helping to minimize plastic waste in our waters

DELTA, BC, Sept. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Each year, more than eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world's oceans. Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear (known as ghost fishing gear) is a...


Sep 04, 2019, 12:53 ET Media Advisory - Big Bar Landslide Media Briefing Teleconference for September 4, 2019

LILLOOET, BC, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Big Bar Landslide unified Incident Command will be holding a media briefing teleconference regarding developments in operations and around the salmon migration ...


Sep 03, 2019, 16:00 ET The Government of Canada announces funding to support the protection and recovery of aquatic species at risk

OTTAWA, Sept. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Over the past 50 years, the world's wildlife populations have declined by 60%. In Canada, approximately 544 species have been identified as being at risk under the...


Aug 30, 2019, 13:55 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make an announcement regarding the Protection of Nature and Climate Action

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson will make an announcement regarding the protection of...


Aug 29, 2019, 13:30 ET Government of Canada officially dedicates into service the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir John Franklin

SIDNEY, BC, Aug. 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Coast Guard officially named the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS Sir John Franklin during a dedication to service ceremony held at the...


Aug 28, 2019, 12:28 ET Media Advisory - Dedication into service ceremony for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir John Franklin

SIDNEY, BC, Aug. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Coast Guard will host an official dedication into service ceremony for the new ocean science research vessel CCGS Sir John Franklin. Media are invited...


Aug 27, 2019, 19:20 ET Media Advisory - Big Bar Landslide Media Briefing - Update for August 28, 2019

LILLOOET, BC, Aug. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Big Bar Landslide unified Incident Command will be holding a media briefing teleconference regarding developments in operations and around the salmon migration ...


Aug 26, 2019, 19:19 ET Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation and habitat restoration projects on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, Aug. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia's coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many...


Aug 26, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund announcement/

VANCOUVER, Aug. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and a representative of the Government of British Columbia will...


Aug 23, 2019, 15:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund announcement

VANCOUVER, Aug. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and a representative of the Government of British Columbia will...


Aug 23, 2019, 12:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to speak at Lions Gate Marina's Customer Appreciation Day to highlight eco-certification achievement

NORTH VANCOUVER, Aug. 23, 2019 /CNW/ -The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will speak at...


Aug 22, 2019, 15:03 ET Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation and habitat restoration projects in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Aug. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia's coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many...