New Marine Refuges in Canada’s Atlantic Ocean 

Channel Survey and Sounding Vessels

In 2016, the Government of Canada awarded a $5 million contract to build two Channel Survey and Sounding Vessels (CSSV) as part of the Canadian …

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 

Media advisory – Press conference regarding Government of Canada support for the Mi’gmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association (MMAFMA)

Gesgapegiag, Quebec, October 9, 2018 – The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les‑Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, along with Rémi Massé, Member …

Minister McKenna and Minister Phillips renew commitment to strong environmental monitoring and protection in Alberta’s oil sands

Canada’s Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers announce concrete action to advance economic progress through healthy, sustainable oceans at G7 Ministerial Meeting

September 20, 2018            Halifax, Nova Scotia – One Canadian out of five live in communities along our ocean coasts and over 300,000 Canadian jobs are …

Minister McKenna and Minister Phillips renew commitment to strong environmental monitoring and protection in Alberta’s oil sands

Government of Canada to hold media availability to respond to questions about North Atlantic right whales

Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Transport Canada (TC) will hold a phone-in media availability about the status of North Atlantic …

Minister McKenna and Minister Phillips renew commitment to strong environmental monitoring and protection in Alberta’s oil sands

New science mission launched to study unique seamounts in the northeast Pacific Ocean

Sidney, British Columbia – Seamounts are underwater mountains that are home to an abundance of marine species, from cold-water corals and sponges to Bocaccio and …

Minister McKenna and Minister Phillips renew commitment to strong environmental monitoring and protection in Alberta’s oil sands

DFO conducting largest marine mammal survey ever in Canada’s Pacific waters

Sidney, British Columbia – The Government of Canada is committed to protecting whales and species at risk. Knowing where and how many there are in …

Minister McKenna and Minister Phillips renew commitment to strong environmental monitoring and protection in Alberta’s oil sands

Minister Sajjan to visit Institute of Ocean Sciences

Sidney (British Columbia) – The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence will be at the Institute of Ocean Science to launch a Science At-Sea …