DFO Deep Dive podcast series
Take a deep dive into the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) new podcast series all about safeguarding our waters and managing Canada's fisheries and oceans resources.
Care about Canada’s endangered whales? Interested in how you can help protect our oceans? Want to know more about what fishery officers do? If so, join Lauren and Mikey as they sit down with DFO’s ocean experts and go in-depth on questions around the ocean environment and its inhabitants.
Stay tuned for new episodes as we explore a variety of topics, including DFO’s role in protecting Canada’s oceans, ecosystems and fisheries, supporting and learning from Indigenous communities, how conservation and protection officers contribute to the safety and cleanliness of our oceans, and many more!
Please share your ideas and comments by sending an email to DFO.DeepDive-Baladeau.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
The One A-boat International Patrols - In this episode, Lauren and Mikey are joined by Sean Wheeler, Chief of International Programs, along with senior fishery officers Nick Horscroft and Mya Cormie, to learn more about some of DFO’s international patrols, including off the coast of Japan, dark vessel detection, and what makes for a good officer on the high seas.
September 21, 2022
In this episode, Lauren and Mikey are joined by Heather Bowlby, Research lead for Canadian Atlantic Shark Research Laboratory for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, along with Mackenzie Collard, fishery officer from the Maritimes. They delve into many interesting facts and stories about sharks, including species that live in Canadian waters and safety tips to keep in mind when out on the water.
July 27, 2022
In part two of our series, Lauren and Mikey discuss training and skills with fishery officer Jillian MacPhee, as well as interesting and exciting stories from out on the water. Following that, Heather McCready, Director General of Conservation and Protection at DFO outlines what goes into recruitment of officers as well as some of the great work they do in our communities.
May 4, 2022
Join Lauren and Mikey as they sit down with Jillian MacPhee, a fishery officer in PEI, to discuss how she got into the field and why she loves her job; Heather McCready, Director General of Conservation and Protection at DFO, discusses how her unique career path led her to this department, and what goes into being a fishery officer.
April 27, 2022
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