Implementing the Oceans Protection Plan: Challenges and Exciting Developments for the Next Five Years
On November 7, 2016, the Government of Canada introduced a national Oceans Protection Plan with a budget of $1.5 billion over five years. This plan will involve several departments, including Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
This summer, a young Beluga whale was trapped in Népisiguit River, in New Brunswick, for several days. Transported by truck and by plane, the whale was eventually relocated to its natural habitat, the St. Lawrence Estuary. Relive his extraordinary journey.
Since the summer of 2016, the Micmacs of Gespeg and Gesgapegiag have been surveying the southern shore of the Gaspé Peninsula in search of young Striped bass. They are trying to find a second spawning ground in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
A verification operation concerning the compliance of lobster fishing gear was conducted in the Magdalen Islands in June 2017. It was a success across the board.
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