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May 23, 2019, 12:02 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to deliver a keynote address on economic growth at the BC Chamber of Commerce

BURNABY, BC, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson will deliver a keynote speech and participate in a Q&A session...


May 10, 2019, 18:37 ET Government of Canada announces enhanced measures for protecting British Columbia's Southern Resident killer whales

Government of Canada VANCOUVER, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada has some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, and our oceans are home to marine life of many kinds, including the iconic...


May 09, 2019, 17:30 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson and Parliamentary Secretary Beech to make an important announcement on Southern Resident Killer Whale Protection

VANCOUVER, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Terry Beech ...


May 03, 2019, 19:00 ET Government of Canada Works with Pacheedaht First Nation to restore Wild Salmon Habitat

PORT RENFREW, BC, May 3, 2019 /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. The Minister...


May 03, 2019, 13:30 ET The Government of Canada donates surplus Coast Guard helicopter to Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

CALGARY, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard...


May 03, 2019, 13:00 ET The Government of Canada donates surplus Coast Guard helicopter to Northern Lights College

DAWSON CREEK, BC, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus...


Apr 24, 2019, 17:46 ET New Canadian Coast Guard station equipment will strengthen on-water safety in British Columbia and further protect the marine environment

VICTORIA, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Coast Guard plays an important role in ensuring the safety of mariners and the protection of Canada's marine environment and coastal communities. Through ...


Apr 17, 2019, 17:31 ET The Government of Canada Invests in the Gibsons Landing Small Craft Harbour

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada GIBSONS LANDING, SUNSHINE COAST, BC, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that bolster local...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:35 ET Fisheries and Oceans Canada makes improvement to recreational fisheries reporting in B.C. sport fishing

OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Recreational fishing is an important part of British Columbia's culture, economy and identity. Sport fishing is also part of the broader recreation and tourism sectors...


Apr 03, 2019, 15:00 ET Commercial Groundfish Harvester Fined Total of $30,000 for Fishing During a Closed Time and Dumping Fish Prior to a Dockside Inspection

PORT HARDY, BC, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - In November 2018, in Port Hardy Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge Brian Hutcheson found fishing vessel master Ricky Sadler guilty to two violations of the...


Mar 15, 2019, 20:01 ET Minister Wilkinson visits students at the University of Victoria as a part of his #OceansCampus Tour

VICTORIA, March 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Students from coast to coast to coast are passionate about protecting our oceans, lakes and waterways and ensuring that there are good jobs for their future. As the...


Mar 15, 2019, 12:21 ET Governments of Canada and British Columbia now accepting proposals to help restore Pacific salmon and boost the province's fish and seafood sector

VICTORIA, March 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Wild Pacific salmon is integral to the economic and social fabric of coastal communities, and is fundamental to Indigenous communities across British Columbia. The...


Mar 14, 2019, 19:58 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson and Premier Horgan to make important announcement on the restoration and protection of wild Pacific salmon

VICTORIA, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and B.C. Premier, the Honourable John Horgan, will make an...


Mar 12, 2019, 20:25 ET Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in regards to the 'Namgis and Morton Court Decision

VANCOUVER, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has completed its review of the February 4, 2019 Federal Court 'Namgis decision. We will not be appealing. The court found that Fisheries...


Mar 08, 2019, 20:21 ET Minister Wilkinson Meets with UBC Women in Science Club on International Women's Day

VANCOUVER, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was at the University of British Columbia on International Women's...


Mar 08, 2019, 18:17 ET Government of Canada announces significant investments in scientific research to protect Canada's endangered whales

VANCOUVER, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's whales are iconic and breathtaking animals that are a vital part of our marine ecosystems. They are treasured by Canadians, hold significant cultural value...


Mar 07, 2019, 15:04 ET The Government of Canada Invests in fishing communities in the Province British Columbia

STEVESTON, BC, March 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that bolster local economies through tourism, recreation and commercial fishing. Small craft...


Mar 06, 2019, 14:26 ET New marine refuges in the Howe Sound to protect glass sponge reefs

VANCOUVER, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Keeping our oceans clean, safe and healthy is essential for our environment and our economy. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the ocean and the...


Mar 06, 2019, 13:30 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to announce an important partnership that will support the recovery of the Southern Resident Killer Whale

VANCOUVER, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson and the University of British Columbia, will make an important...


Mar 06, 2019, 12:57 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson To Announce Small Craft Harbour Achievements in Steveston, B.C.

RICHMOND, BC, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson along with the Member of Parliament for Steveston — Richmond...


Mar 05, 2019, 18:58 ET Minister Wilkinson and MP Sidhu tour Chehalis River Hatchery and Inch Creek Hatchery

VANCOUVER, March 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and Member of Parliament Jati Sidhu (Mission - Matsqui - Fraser...


Mar 05, 2019, 15:15 ET Media Advisory - Government of Canada to announce marine conservation measures for Howe Sound

WEST VANCOUVER, BC, March 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP for West Vancouver — Sunshine...


Mar 01, 2019, 18:04 ET Minister Wilkinson Presents Completion Certificates to Aboriginal Fishery Guardian Trainees

SQUAMISH, BC, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was in Squamish today to present completion certificates for 23...


Feb 15, 2019, 16:45 ET The Government of Canada donates surplus Coast Guard helicopter to BCIT

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast...


Feb 15, 2019, 16:36 ET Minister Wilkinson visits students at the BC Institute of Technology as a part of his #OceansCampus Tour

VANCOUVER, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Students from coast to coast to coast are passionate about protecting our oceans, lakes and waterways and ensuring that there are good jobs for their future. As the...