Minister Announces Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan in Eastern Canada
Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has announced the details of a $1.5-billion national Oceans Protection Plan.
The Plan improves marine safety and responsible shipping, protects Canada's marine environment, and creates stronger partnerships with Indigenous and coastal communities. The plan meets or exceeds international standards and is supported by commitments to Indigenous co-management, environmental protections, and science-based standards....
St. John’s Maritime Rescue Sub-centre to Reopen, CBC reporting
CBC is reporting that federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo and the new federal Liberal government will reopen the Maritime Rescue Sub-centre in St. John's.
The Nunavut MP signed the mandate given to him by new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a letter nine days after he was sworn in as the minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
The sub-centre was closed in 2012 despite numerous protests from fishermen’s groups, the FFAW and the Newfoundland and Labrador government.