Deadline Extension: Public Consultation on Marine Recreational Fishing Licences for Eastern Canada
The Department has extended the deadline to participate in the consultation process on Marine Recreational Fishing Licences for Eastern Canada to September 18, 2017.
On May 19, 2017, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced it would consider a new marine recreational licensing system in Eastern Canada.
The Department is seeking views on a new marine recreational licence for Eastern Canada.
The public and industry have a variety of methods via which they can provide comments to ...
Senate Fisheries Committee Calls for Creation of Federal Aquaculture Act
Today, the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans tabled its three-volume report on aquaculture.
In its report, the committee outlines 10 recommendations covering five main themes: legislative and regulatory framework; healthy aquacultured fish; healthy and productive ecosystems; research and development; and social license and public reporting.
Among its recommendations, the Committee calls for the creation of a federal aquaculture Act.
“The central message of our Senate ...
Federal Government Invests More Than $36 Million in 14 New Brunswick Harbours
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, joined by Tilly O’Neill-Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, announced April 15 that the Government of Canada will invest a minimum of $36.2 million over the next two years to improve safety and working conditions for fishermen at 14 fishing harbours in Northeast New Brunswick.
The $36.2 million investment highlighted today will support the following harbour projects:
Caraquet – upgrading of the electrical system;
Escuminac – ...