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Posted: Fri, Jun 09, 2017
The announcement on World Oceans Day of the formal establishment of St. Anns Bank as a marine protected area, marks the next steps in Canada’s goal of protecting at least 10% of its marine and coastal environment by 2020. 
Posted: Mon, May 29, 2017
In July 2017, countries will meet at th
Posted: Wed, May 17, 2017
Just over a year after the first cod fishery in Atlantic Canada was certified as sustainable by the global Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) the client has voluntarily suspended its eco-certification.
Posted: Thu, May 04, 2017
Today, the Canadian government made an important announcement on the future of Atlantic bluefin tuna. The Canada Gazette published the final decision not to list the Atlantic bluefin tuna under the Species at Risk Act, along with a rationale and the steps they intend to take in lieu of listing.
Posted: Tue, Feb 28, 2017
The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans released its report on the Fisheries Act on Friday, February 24th. Tasked with hearing from experts and stakeholders and receiving submissions from Canadians, members of parliament from all three parties released recommendations to restore protections that were lost during changes made to the Act in 2012, and to explore additional, modern safeguards.
Posted: Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Yesterday, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, countries adopted a resolution calling for increased efforts to protect deep-ocean species and ecosystems from the destructive impacts of deep-sea fishing.
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