New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to speak on health of the oceans

Halifax, Nova Scotia — The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be at Dalhousie University for a panel discussion …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Government of Canada and Prince Edward Island provide over $700 000 to shellfish farms under the Atlantic Fisheries Fund

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — The Government of Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island announced a total contribution of $732,645 to eight shellfish growers …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Minister Wilkinson launches International Year of the Salmon with announcements to protect Pacific wild salmon

Vancouver, British Columbia — Wild salmon are an iconic species that hold significant cultural value to Canadians. The International Year of the Salmon aims to …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

The Mi’gmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association is forging ahead with sustainable, innovative management of marine resources

More than $2.7 million from the Government of Canada will help support innovative, structuring projects in three Indigenous communities in the Gaspé Peninsula October 10, …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Fact sheet: Restoration of important coastal habitats for the Mi’gmaq communities of Gespeg and Gesgapegiag and the Maliseet of Viger

The Mi’gmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association (MMAFMA) will receive $800,000 over four years for a project to help restore coastal habitats for fish on …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Fact sheet: Multi-species Fishing School Boat

As part of the Skills and Partnership Fund (SPF) program, the Mi’gmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association (MMAFMA) multi-species fishing school boat will provide training-to-employment …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Backgrounder: SALAWEG – Canada.ca

The Mi’gmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association (MMAFMA) undertook its Baie-des-Chaleurs marine macroalgae conversion project following a study on emergent species that had been commissioned …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Federal Government creates new positions to support continued scientific excellence

September 27, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario — Fostering scientific excellence and strong, science-based decision making is a priority for the Government of Canada.  As part of …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada launches assessment to examine the risk of Piscine Reovirus transfer from farmed Atlantic salmon aquaculture

Ottawa, Ontario — The Government of Canada is committed to using sound, scientific advice to protect our aquatic ecosystems and to support sustainable fisheries and …

New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat crew in Nunavut completes first season

September 24, 2018 Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut completed its first season of providing …