The Honourable Minister LeBlanc Announces a Big Step Forward for More Transparent Fisheries Management in Canada
For the first time, the Canadian government has released key information on the status of the country’s fish stocks. The government has also shared the results of an annual Sustainability Survey for Fisheries and invested additional funds to increase the science capacity of the department managing Canadian fisheries. The Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced these changes at Oceana Canada’s symposium, Rebuilding Abundance: Restoring Canada’s Fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity. Oceana Canada was credited for providing the impetus for releasing this information, after campaigning for increased transparency and public access to Canadian fishery information since it began operations in 2015.