Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is the federal lead for safeguarding our waters and managing Canada's fisheries, oceans and freshwater resources. We support economic growth in the marine and fisheries sectors, and innovation in areas such as aquaculture and biotechnology. We help ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protection and sound science.
Projects near water
On August 28th, new Fisheries Act provisions came into force. Find out what it means for you.
- Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting in the Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence
2019-11-01 16:00 - News release
- Marine search and rescue exercise to be conducted in Passamaquoddy Bay
2019-10-07 16:05 - Media advisory
- Marine search and rescue exercise to be conducted in Prince Edward Island
2019-10-01 11:45 - Media advisory
Services and information
Lighthouses, navigation and marine conditions, search and rescue, and small craft harbours
Licences, permits and funding programs related to fishing, aquaculture and marine mammal harvest.
Ocean sciences and climate change adaptation, environmental science, research centres and shared data.
Research, ocean and aquatic climate change science, projects near water, and protecting marine resources.
Aquatic species in Canadian waters, including those at risk, invasive, fished or farmed.
Sustainable aquaculture, licences, regulations, statistics and reporting.
What we are doing
- Eastern Shore Islands Area of Interest consultations
- Offshore Pacific Area of Interest advisory committee
- Consultation for engagement on a potential Aquaculture Act
- Current valid BC aquaculture licence holders
- New Salmon Escapement Database System (NuSEDS)
- Critical Habitat of Species at Risk
- BC Lightstation Sea-Surface Temperature and Salinity Data
- A Canadian Action Plan to Address the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species
- Review of the Effectiveness of Recovery Measures for Southern Resident Killer Whales
- Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium
- Engagement on the science-based whale review
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