Moderate Livelihood Fishery Concerns Continue
All eyes are on the federal government going into the end of the commercial lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia this year, to see if Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan is good on her word.
In a statement issued by Jordan on March 3, “effective this season, we will introduce a new path for First Nations to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood, one that addresses much of the feedback we’ve heard over the past year. It’s a path that is flexible, adaptable and based on three ...
Unprecedented First Year for Federal Fisheries Minister
It will soon be one year since Nova Scotia MP Bernadette Jordan was sworn in as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in the past year,” said Minister Jordan in an interview with The Navigator. “From making sure harvesters are looked after during a difficult time to over 200 fisheries management decisions, launching new funds like the Ghost Gear Fund and the Canadian Fish and Seafood Stabilization Fund. It has been extremely busy.”
2020 Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Mandate Letter
The following is the departmental mandate letter sent to Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
On election day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle class jobs and fight climate change while ...
Industry Reps Pleased Jordan Handed Federal Fisheries Portfolio
Above: Bernadette Jordan. Photo courtesy of bjordan.liberal.ca
The appointment of South Shore-St. Margaret’s Member of Parliament Bernadette Jordan as the new federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has industry representatives in Nova Scotia optimistic.
“I’m just as happy as I can be,” said Kevin Ross, president of Brazil Rock 33/34 fishermen’s association. “I’ve worked a lot with her in the last three years. She’s gotten me meetings with ...