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Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Recover Capelin and Northern Cod by Pausing the Commercial Capelin Fishery

Press Release April 4, 2024 Halifax, Mi’kma’ki, traditional, unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People:  Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) met with representatives from the fishing industry, Indigenous rights holders,…

Manitoba Government to Host Forums for Lake Winnipeg Commercial Fishers

Press Release March 28, 2024 The Manitoba government will host a pair of forums for commercial fishers on Lake Winnipeg, Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources Minister Jamie Moses…

The Government of Yukon shares updates for the upcoming 2024–25 fishing and hunting licensing year

Press Release Mar 27, 2024 The licensing season for fishing and hunting for the 2024–25 season starts April 1. Fishing and hunting licences are valid from April 1 to March…

Oceana Canada Calls on Canadian Government to Adopt Ropeless Fishing Gear to Ensure Lasting Protection for Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Press Release March 26, 2024 Ottawa, Canada/Washington, DC  — Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Transport Canada (TC) announced the 2024 protection measures for North Atlantic right whales. Below…

Assembly Provides Strong Message to Minister on Elver Fishery Closure

Press Release March 22, 2024 On Friday, March 15, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly) met with Minister Lebouthillier, who oversees Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,…

Transport Canada announces a modernized agreement with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

Press Release From: Transport Canada March 22, 2024 The St. Lawrence Seaway is a critically important trade corridor for key bulk commodities used across Canada and the United States. Nearly…

Entering this year’s fishing season, Oceana Canada Urges Canadian Government to Finally Address 30-Year Fisheries Crisis as Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss Accelerate

Press Release Better management could bring unparalleled value to coastal communities, seafood industries and the planet March 20, 2024 Media contacts: Vaishali Dassani, Oceana Canada, vdassani@oceana.ca, 647-294-3335; Angela Pinzon, Pilot…

Fishery officers make 26 arrests and seizures at rivers for unauthorized elver fishing

Press Release From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada March 18, 2024 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Unauthorized fishing is a threat to the sustainability of fish stocks and undermines the livelihoods of law-abiding…

Government of Canada partners with Inuit firm to enhance marine safety in the Arctic

Press Release From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada March 14, 2024 Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Arctic Ocean within Inuit Nunangat is a unique and challenging environment. Ensuring these waters are safe…

NFN – Spring Moratorium Begins April 1, 2024

Press Release Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – In accordance with Nipissing First Nation’s Fisheries Law, the annual spring gillnet moratorium is in effect as of Monday, April 1, 2024, until the…

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