7 Results for Jonathan Wilkinson

The Government of Canada has determined that it will move forward on a suite of initiatives intended to ensure the country’s aquaculture sector is economically successful and environmentally sustainable. “The development of aquaculture policies that include Indigenous, scientific, and seafood producer perspectives are important steps to making sure the people…

December 12, 2018 @ 10:46am

Since early 2018, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Government of Canada have been negotiating an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) for Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. The parties have now reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP). In scope, Tallurutiup Imanga would be the biggest protected area…

December 05, 2018 @ 10:02am

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has launched their guide for identify legal and illegal live bait, the Baitfish Primer, as an app. The app allows fish harvesters to take the guide with them anywhere and to easily identifying whether a baitfish is legal to use in Ontario's waters. “This app gives Ontario's…

December 03, 2018 @ 9:43am

Canada will work with the international community to build resilience to climate change in the Pacific region. Announced by Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson, reiterated Canada's commitment to working globally to support resilient coasts and coastal communities. “For coastal communities, like those of the Pacific region…

November 26, 2018 @ 11:08am

The Government of Canada has updated its digital mapping for tracking aquatic invasive species across the country. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has updated and improved its online aquatic species at risk mapping tool. The improved tool allows for users to find out where aquatic species at risk and their critical…

November 19, 2018 @ 11:06am

The Canadian government is modernizing and improving its management of marine safety in response to the growth of overseas trade and the movement of goods through the country’s waterways. Yesterday, the government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, which includes proposed legislative changes to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and the Marine Liability Act. These changes deliver…

October 30, 2018 @ 10:27am

The federal government is leveraging procurement to drive sustainable innovation in Canada’s small businesses to help tackle plastic pollution. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program, government departments are inviting small businesses to come up with innovative solutions in response to specific challenges they face. "Small businesses form an important pillar…

September 21, 2018 @ 10:55am