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Sealing Advocates Want Less Talk, More Action on International Trade

Above: Photo Credit: Canadian Seal Products   While the Canadian federal government has recently shown support for Canada’s sealing industry, stakeholders say that many legislative roadblocks still stand in the way of bringing Canadian seal products into the mainstream. Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, has recently shown some support for Canada’s sealing industry. As of January 9, for example, provinces across the Maritimes are ...

DFO Minister Doubles Down on Redfish Allocations

Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, recently held a virtual press conference in an attempt to clear up some information surrounding the upcoming Unit 1 redfish fishery. The announcement of the fishery’s opening came on the heels of a decline in the Gulf shrimp fishery, which the minister hoped to remedy by allocating 10 per cent of the total allowable catch (TAC) for the new fishery to shrimp harvesters and Indigenous harvesters. The yet-to-be...

DFO Minister Holds Meeting to Discuss Gulf Shrimp, Redfish Going into 2024

Concerns have been raised over the health of the Northern shrimp stocks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The situation is dire enough for some, like the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government located on the border of Québec and New Brunswick, that they are calling for a moratorium on the fishery after participating in it for over 20 years. In an interview with the CBC, the associate director of natural resources for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) Danny Isaac said that less than 40 per cent ...

Diane Lebouthillier Assumes DFO Portfolio Following Shuffle

Following a cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on July 26, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister Joyce Murray has been replaced by Diane Lebouthillier. Lebouthillier, who previously served as the Minister of National Revenue since 2015, was born in Newport, Québec before she moved to her parent’s hometown of Gaspé. Prior to her political career, Lebouthillier worked as a social worker before she was elected a Prefect in the Le Rocher-Percé Regional County ...