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Aug 17, 2018, 09:33 ET The Government of Canada Invests $42 million in Small Craft Harbours Infrastructure in the Province of Nova Scotia

DARTMOUTH, NS, Aug. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With...


Aug 16, 2018, 13:24 ET Media Advisory - Minister Brison to Announce Government of Canada Investments in Nova Scotia's Small Craft Harbours

DARTMOUTH, NS, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings – Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister...


Aug 13, 2018, 15:20 ET Atlantic Fisheries Fund provides $460,000 to Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association Inc.

Contribution will help improve the sustainability of the fish and seafood sector ST. ANDREWS, NB, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick announced $460,000...


Aug 13, 2018, 12:30 ET The Government of Canada Invests in the Fishing Harbour in Alma, New Brunswick

ALMA, NB, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The community of Alma, New Brunswick is welcoming a significant federal investment in its local harbour. Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft ...


Aug 12, 2018, 13:00 ET Media Advisory - Federal Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and New Brunswick Minister Rick Doucet will make an Atlantic Fisheries Fund joint announcement in St. Andrews, New Brunswick

ST. ANDREWS, NB, Aug. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - On August 13, 2018, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, along with the Member of Parliament for New...


Aug 12, 2018, 13:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister Jonathan Wilkinson Announces Federal Support for Harbour Infrastructure

ALMA, NB, Aug. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, along with Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, will...


Jul 20, 2018, 10:42 ET Government of Canada launching Oceans Protection Plan initiative to study and manage marine ecological stressors that impact marine mammals

DARTMOUTH, NS, July 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is taking action to better understand pressures facing our marine environment to help us protect our oceans and its creatures for...


Jun 25, 2018, 12:56 ET Government of Canada makes a significant coastal restoration fund investment in Nova Scotia and the Arctic through the Oceans Protection Plan

HALIFAX, June 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is providing resources through the Oceans Protection Plan that...


Jun 22, 2018, 13:39 ET Media Advisory - Coastal Restoration Fund announcement

HALIFAX, June 22, 2018 /CNW/ - On June 25th 2018, the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the...


Mar 22, 2018, 13:03 ET Government of Canada Announces Plans for New Marine Protection Measures

HALIFAX, March 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the portion of protected marine and coastal areas to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine...


Mar 21, 2018, 14:18 ET Nova Scotia Power to Voluntarily pay $50,000 to Environmental Damages Fund Following May 2017 Fish Mortality at White Rock Generating Station

DARTMOUTH, NS, March 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to protecting fish and fish habitat, and to ensuring that all Canadians continue to have access to these important...


Dec 18, 2017, 12:55 ET Canada is investing in science to protect our waters from oil spills

DARTMOUTH, NS, Dec.18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our marine and coastal areas clean and safe for the benefit of current and future generations. That is why we are...


Dec 18, 2017, 11:48 ET Canada launches clean technology program for the fisheries and aquaculture industries

ST. ANDREWS, NB, Dec. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Investing in clean technology for our fisheries and aquaculture industries helps protect our environment, while increasing competitiveness and creating jobs for ...


Dec 15, 2017, 12:45 ET Media Advisory - Major announcement for the Oceans Protection Plan at Bedford Institute of Oceanography

DARTMOUTH, NS, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - On December 18, 2017, the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...


Dec 15, 2017, 12:11 ET Media Advisory - MP Ludwig to announce significant investment in clean technology for fisheries and aquaculture

ST. ANDREWS, NB, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Hon. Dominic Leblanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast...


Dec 05, 2017, 15:23 ET Media Advisory - Naming of Canadian Coast Guard Vessel

SAMBRO, NS, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - On December 6th 2017, Member of Parliament for Halifax, Andy Fillmore, will be present to name the latest addition to the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. Date: Wednesday, ...


Jul 24, 2017, 13:09 ET Media Advisory - Minister speaks at Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters' Federation Meeting

WESTERN SHORE, NS, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - On July 25th 2017, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will deliver the keynote address at the annual...


Jul 19, 2017, 16:24 ET Government of Canada is investing in science capacity and jobs at the St. Andrews Biological Station

ST. ANDREWS, NB, July 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to using scientific evidence to inform marine management decisions. Investments in science will help protect our oceans...


Jul 18, 2017, 11:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister LeBlanc Announces Strategic Investment for St. Andrews Biological Station

ST. ANDREWS, NB, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will be at the St. Andrews Biological Station to announce strategic...


Jun 24, 2017, 07:00 ET DFO concerned by deaths of endangered North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, NB, June 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with marine mammal experts, scientists, and fishery officers from across Atlantic Canada to determine what has caused...


Jun 15, 2017, 14:19 ET Canadian Coast Guard takes action to protect marine environment in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

SHELBURNE, NS, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Coast Guard is taking action to protect the marine environment in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The Coast Guard, under powers granted to it by the Canada...


Jun 15, 2017, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canadian Coast Guard takes action to protect the marine environment/

SHELBURNE, NS, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - On June 15th 2017, Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St Margaret's, will make an announcement on protection for the marine environment....


Jun 14, 2017, 18:11 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Coast Guard takes action to protect the marine environment

SHELBURNE, NS, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - On June 15th 2017, Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St Margaret's, will make an announcement on protection for the marine environment....


Jun 03, 2017, 13:00 ET Statement - Minister Dominic LeBlanc Congratulates 2017 Canadian Coast Guard College Graduates

SYDNEY, NS, June 3, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement today: I would like to express my sincere...