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Sep 04, 2019, 17:37 ET The Government of Canada Takes Action to Protect Aquatic Species at Risk in the Southern Prairies

SASKATOON, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Nature is integral to the Canadian identity. The health of our aquatic environment and the wildlife within it support our culture and well-being, as well as the...


Sep 04, 2019, 12:28 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make Nature Fund announcement in Saskatoon

SASKATOON, SK, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson will make a Nature Fund announcement in support of the...


Sep 04, 2019, 11:30 ET Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Crews Wrap up 2019 Operations

SARNIA, ON, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to advise the public that its Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue ...


Sep 03, 2019, 14:30 ET Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Crew Completes Summer Season

SARNIA, ON, Sept. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Coast Guard's Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut completed its second season of providing maritime search and rescue services on ...


Sep 03, 2019, 12:16 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make Nature Fund announcement in Saskatoon

SASKATOON, Sept. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson will make a Nature Fund announcement in support of the conservation...


Aug 30, 2019, 16:00 ET Canadian Coast Guard 2019 Arctic Operations Nearing Mid-Season

MONTREAL, Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians across the country rely on the critical services of the Canadian Coast Guard to protect mariners and the marine environment, and to ensure the safe and...


Aug 09, 2019, 11:28 ET Port Huron Float Down 2019 - Joint Statement from Canadian / U.S. Coast Guard Leadership regarding the Port Huron Float Down 2019

SARNIA, ON, Aug. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The annual Port Huron Float Down is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 18, 2019 on the St. Clair River. This remains an unsanctioned marine event and poses...


Jul 25, 2019, 15:59 ET The Government of Canada Invests In Wade's Landing Small Craft Harbour in Northern Ontario

NORTH BAY, ON, July 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With...


Jul 25, 2019, 15:48 ET Ministers Wilkinson and Gould focus on Great Lakes protection at Burlington's Canada Centre for Inland Waters

BURLINGTON, ON, July 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member of...


Jul 25, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Great Lakes Science and Research Media Tour aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Limnos/

BURLINGTON, ON, July 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Media representatives are invited to join Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson and Minister of Democratic Institutions...


Jul 24, 2019, 15:41 ET Media Advisory - Great Lakes Science and Research Media Tour aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Limnos

BURLINGTON, ON, July 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Media representatives are invited to join Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson and Minister of Democratic Institutions...


Jun 26, 2019, 12:42 ET Alberta Motocross Race Organizers Found Guilty Under Species at Risk Act and Fishery Act

LETHBRIDGE, AB, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada is fortunate to have some of the most spectacular waterbodies in the world, serving as a home to rich biodiversity and precious ecosystems that need...


Jun 21, 2019, 11:00 ET Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet open for recreational boating season

SARNIA, ON, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) station in Rankin Inlet, NU is now open for its second operational season. The station is crewed by Indigenous post-secondary students...


Jun 19, 2019, 13:15 ET Canadian Coast Guard 2019 Arctic Season Underway

MONTREAL, June 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's North is experiencing steady growth in maritime traffic including local, tourist and transiting vessels. As part of the Government of Canada's commitment to...


May 28, 2019, 14:32 ET Government of Canada opens 2019 Asian Carp Program field season to detect invasive species in the Great Lakes

BURLINGTON, ON, May 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada's annual on-water operations to detect the presence of Asian carps in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes has resumed for the 2019...


May 21, 2019, 09:37 ET The Government of Canada Invests in Recreational and Commercial Fishing Harbours across Ontario

BAYFIELD, ON, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. The communities of ...


May 20, 2019, 14:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Fisheries and Oceans Canada/

BAYFIELD, ON, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Bayfield, Ontario 9:30 A.M. ET Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey will...


May 17, 2019, 18:45 ET Inshore Rescue Boat stations across Ontario open for 2019 recreational boating season

SARNIA, ON, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - All Inshore Rescue Boat stations across Ontario are now open for the 2019 season. The stations are crewed by post-secondary students hired and trained by the Canadian ...


May 17, 2019, 16:00 ET Media Advisory - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

BAYFIELD, ON, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Bayfield, Ontario 9:30 A.M. ET Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey will...


Mar 13, 2019, 13:56 ET Government of Canada releases socio-economic study on the risk of Grass Carp to the Great Lakes

BURLINGTON, ON, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of protecting the biodiversity and quality of Canada's waters, including the Great Lakes. We are preserving...


Mar 12, 2019, 10:05 ET Media Advisory - Technical Briefing on study of Socio-economic Risk of Grass Carp in the Great Lakes

BURLINGTON, ON, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Invasive Species Centre will host a webinar and technical summary of the completed Socio-Economic Risk Assessment Of The...


Feb 14, 2019, 17:12 ET The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

ERIEAU, ON, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately...


Feb 13, 2019, 14:19 ET Media Advisory - Minister Hussen to make Small Craft Harbour infrastructure announcement in Chatham-Kent

BURLINGTON, ON, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,...


Dec 17, 2018, 14:56 ET Contract to Repair Port Dalhousie Piers Awarded: Site Scheduled to Reopen in 2021

ST. CATHARINES, ON, Dec. 17 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where...


Nov 30, 2018, 13:45 ET Destruction of Critical Habitat for Threatened Spotted Gar Nets a $7,000 Fine

CHATHAM-KENT, ON, Nov. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Following an investigation by fishery officers, two homeowners pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to destroying critical habitat of a threatened...