Canada and International Fisheries

2017 North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers' Conference

Canada hosted the 22nd annual North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers’ Conference in Shediac, New Brunswick, from August 28 to 30, 2017.

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International Agreements being negotiated

Canada is working with nine other nations towards the development of an international Agreement on the Prevention of Unregulated Fishing in the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean.

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Overview

Fishing is a global industry, and of key importance to Canada. Sadly, overfishing, illegal fishing activities and the destruction of ocean ecosystems are serious global issues that require immediate and continuing attention. Canada is committed to combating these problems.

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