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Surfers Village
WA School Titles postponed due to shark sightingsthere were 61 shark sightings from early June until now which has prompted loca
WA School Titles postponed due to shark sightings
Surfers Village / Posted 3 hours ago
there were 61 shark sightings from early June until now which has prompted local authorities to set baited drum lines. The Department of Fisheries set the lines between Bennion Beach near Trigg on Thursday. Surfing Western Australia chief executive... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Push for shark detection buoy to be tested in WA's South WestMr Henley said the radar systems currently in use could only detect the about 8
Push for shark detection buoy to be tested in WA's South West
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 hours ago
Mr Henley said the radar systems currently in use could only detect the about 860 sharks that were tagged by the Department of Fisheries. "We know that's not 100 per cent infallible. We could always do more," he said. "These Clever Buoy... Read more
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Delhi News Record
Boozy end to search-and-rescue missionwhen it doesn’t end with a fatality. “This has happened for many years,” says
Boozy end to search-and-rescue mission
Delhi News Record / Posted 19 hours ago
when it doesn’t end with a fatality. “This has happened for many years,” says Carol Launderville, a spokesperson for the Department of Fisheries & Oceans. “It can involve a missing hiker or a raft that’s found floating empty. It’s a humanitarian... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
Boozy end to search-and-rescue missionwhen it doesn’t end with a fatality. “This has happened for many years,” says
Boozy end to search-and-rescue mission
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 20 hours ago
when it doesn’t end with a fatality. “This has happened for many years,” says Carol Launderville, a spokesperson for the Department of Fisheries & Oceans. “It can involve a missing hiker or a raft that’s found floating empty. It’s a humanitarian... Read more
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News.com.au
Shark capture gear set at Perth beachrepresents an unprecedented number of sightings over a sustained period of time
Shark capture gear set at Perth beach
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
represents an unprecedented number of sightings over a sustained period of time and in a small stretch of water," the WA Department of Fisheries said on Thursday. The department said there was no evidence of obvious or continuing environmental... Read more
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WA Today
Trigg Beach closed, shark gear set after 'unprecedented' more than 60 sightingsThe Department of Fisheries has set drum lines off the coast of one of Perth's
Trigg Beach closed, shark gear set after 'unprecedented' more than 60 sightings
WA Today / Posted yesterday
The Department of Fisheries has set drum lines off the coast of one of Perth's most popular beaches after more than 60 shark sightings over the last two months. Shark capture gear was put off Trigg Beach on Thursday afternoon and the area will be... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shark drum lines installed off Perth beachShark drum lines installed of Perth beach after dozens of sightings The Depart
Shark drum lines installed off Perth beach
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Shark drum lines installed of Perth beach after dozens of sightings The Department of Fisheries has installed drum lines off the coast of Trigg following a series of shark sightings in recent weeks. Sixty-one sightings have been reported since... Read more
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WA Today
Illegal dumping at popular Perth nature spot angers locals after huge community clean upsome anglers fishing tactics as "disgraceful", after images emerged online of d
Illegal dumping at popular Perth nature spot angers locals after huge community clean up
WA Today / Posted yesterday
some anglers fishing tactics as "disgraceful", after images emerged online of dozens of salmon lying in pools of blood. The public outcry led to the Department of Fisheries and Recfishwest patrolling the area to encourage better fishing prac... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Tsilhqot’in want fishery meetinglands so the federal government needs to come up with a process to ensure the T
Tsilhqot’in want fishery meeting
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
lands so the federal government needs to come up with a process to ensure the Tsilhqot’in have input, Alphonse added. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed in an e-mail reply on Tuesday that there is a ministerial response letter to the... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosaauthorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
authorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able to free it. The Daily has approached the Department of Fisheries to find out whether the shark was freed or not and the Shark Control Program Manager Jeff Krause... Read more
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Queensland Times
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosaauthorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa
Queensland Times / Posted 2 days ago
authorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able to free it. The Daily has approached the Department of Fisheries to find out whether the shark was freed or not. In June there were two bull whalers caught off Noosa... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosaauthorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
authorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able to free it. The Daily has approached the Department of Fisheries to find out whether the shark was freed or not. In June there were two bull whalers caught off Noosa... Read more
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News Mail
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosaauthorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa
News Mail / Posted 2 days ago
authorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able to free it. The Daily has approached the Department of Fisheries to find out whether the shark was freed or not. In June there were two bull whalers caught off Noosa... Read more
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Daily Examiner
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosaauthorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa
Daily Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
authorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able to free it. The Daily has approached the Department of Fisheries to find out whether the shark was freed or not. In June there were two bull whalers caught off Noosa... Read more
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Northern Star
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosaauthorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
authorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able to free it. The Daily has approached the Department of Fisheries to find out whether the shark was freed or not. In June there were two bull whalers caught off Noosa... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raidsof shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were f
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raids
The Daily Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
of shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were found in a freezer at one property after the Department of Fisheries received reports of the jaws of the endangered great white shark being present at one of the... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosaauthorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able
'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa
The Daily Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
authorities when he saw the shark hooked on the line and hoped they'd been able to free it. The Daily has approached the Department of Fisheries to find out whether the shark was freed or not. In June there were two bull whalers caught off Noosa... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raidsof shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were f
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raids
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
of shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were found in a freezer at one property after the Department of Fisheries received reports of the jaws of the endangered great white shark being present at one of the... Read more
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Queensland Times
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raidsof shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were f
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raids
Queensland Times / Posted 2 days ago
of shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were found in a freezer at one property after the Department of Fisheries received reports of the jaws of the endangered great white shark being present at one of the... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raidsof shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were f
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raids
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
of shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were found in a freezer at one property after the Department of Fisheries received reports of the jaws of the endangered great white shark being present at one of the... Read more
5 related stories
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News Mail
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raidsof shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were f
Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raids
News Mail / Posted 2 days ago
of shark." The Sunshine Coast Daily understands four sets of shark fins were found in a freezer at one property after the Department of Fisheries received reports of the jaws of the endangered great white shark being present at one of the... Read more
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The Northern View
Cullen wants changes to the fisheries systemthe Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP, Nathan Cullen, last week when he spoke with media
Cullen wants changes to the fisheries system
The Northern View / Posted 5 days ago
the Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP, Nathan Cullen, last week when he spoke with media. An incident between a few fishermen and Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) officers on Aug. 2 has increased tensions in the area, and Canfisco Oceanview plant... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Rated ‘S’ for slaughter? New film questions Canada seal huntthe Canadian government to phase out the practice, which was the Cape Cod organ
Rated ‘S’ for slaughter? New film questions Canada seal hunt
WWLP Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
the Canadian government to phase out the practice, which was the Cape Cod organization’s founding campaign. Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans won’t budge, spokesman Frank Stanek told The Associated Press. “The government of Canada... Read more
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Crosscut
Salmon farming on the rise in Washingtonthe border. British Columbia has over 70 salmon aquaculture operations, which a
Salmon farming on the rise in Washington
Crosscut / Posted 7 days ago
the border. British Columbia has over 70 salmon aquaculture operations, which are both regulated and promoted by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. It also has the Fraser River sockeye. An enormous sockeye run in 2010 notwithstanding,... Read more
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Island Packet
Rated 'S' for slaughter? New film questions Canada seal huntthe Canadian government to phase out the practice, which was the Cape Cod organ
Rated 'S' for slaughter? New film questions Canada seal hunt
Island Packet / Posted 7 days ago
the Canadian government to phase out the practice, which was the Cape Cod organization's founding campaign. Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans won't budge, spokesman Frank Stanek told The Associated Press. "The government of Canada... Read more
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WA Today
Can you spot the shark in this photo?too close to shore for my liking!" one posted. "Sheesh!" Some were more skept
Can you spot the shark in this photo?
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
too close to shore for my liking!" one posted. "Sheesh!" Some were more skeptical. "Looks like a toona (sic) fish." The Department of Fisheries did not report any sightings of sharks off City Beach, but public reports of a 2m shark of an unknown... Read more
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CTV News
Are Canadian lobsters an invasive species? Sweden wants ban for EUthat want to buy lobsters from Canada, they can’t be too happy that this is hap
Are Canadian lobsters an invasive species? Sweden wants ban for EU
CTV News / Posted 8 days ago
that want to buy lobsters from Canada, they can’t be too happy that this is happening,” he said. A spokesperson from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans told CTV Atlantic in a statement that the government stands firmly beside Canada’s lobster... Read more
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Wired News
Marine Heatwaves Are Spawning Unprecedented Climate Chaosfive years ago. In a report that still used the term “marine heatwave” in scare
Marine Heatwaves Are Spawning Unprecedented Climate Chaos
Wired News / Posted 10 days ago
five years ago. In a report that still used the term “marine heatwave” in scare quotes, scientists from the West Australian department of fisheries found the heatwave off the state’s coast was “a major temperature anomaly superimposed on the... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Protecting Louisiana's fisheriesUnfortunately, Washington bureaucrats are getting in the way. The National Ocea
Protecting Louisiana's fisheries
The Houma Courier / Posted 10 days ago
Unfortunately, Washington bureaucrats are getting in the way. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Department of Fisheries continues to use questionable data. This information is used to limit the fishing season for both... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Protecting Louisiana's fisheriesUnfortunately, Washington bureaucrats are getting in the way. The National Ocea
Protecting Louisiana's fisheries
The Daily Comet / Posted 10 days ago
Unfortunately, Washington bureaucrats are getting in the way. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Department of Fisheries continues to use questionable data. This information is used to limit the fishing season for both... Read more
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WA Today
Abrolhos Islands to become a national park, Libs announceislands and will be managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, while the
Abrolhos Islands to become a national park, Libs announce
WA Today / Posted 12 days ago
islands and will be managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, while the water will continue to be managed by the Department of Fisheries as a fish protection zone. Mr Barnett said that meant people would be able to visit the islands and... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Abrolhos Islands in WA to become national parkthe plans. About 21 of the islands currently house some infrastructure includi
Abrolhos Islands in WA to become national park
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
the plans. About 21 of the islands currently house some infrastructure including fishermen's shacks, private jetties and Department of Fisheries infrastructure. The national park will cover the unoccupied islands and will be managed by the... Read more
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CTV News
Endangered turtle found dead in N.L. after eating plastichas seen about a dozen turtles who have suffered similar fates after consuming
Endangered turtle found dead in N.L. after eating plastic
CTV News / Posted 13 days ago
has seen about a dozen turtles who have suffered similar fates after consuming plastic and other debris. According to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, scientists believe the turtles may mistake floating plastic for jelly, the main staple of... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Ministry calls for full support to ‘No To Shark Fin’ campaignHAVE A HEART FOR SHARKS: (Back row, from left) Department of Fisheries Malaysia
Ministry calls for full support to ‘No To Shark Fin’ campaign
The Borneo Post / Posted 13 days ago
HAVE A HEART FOR SHARKS: (Back row, from left) Department of Fisheries Malaysia head (Marine Resource Management Branch) Mohamad Noor Nordin, PBB publicity chief Datuk Yusuf Sani Wahab, Assistant Minister of Rural Economy (Coastal Areas) and... Read more
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Perth Now
Abrolhos Islands opened up to tourismof shipwreck and mutiny in Australia’s history. Twenty-one of the islands have
Abrolhos Islands opened up to tourism
Perth Now / Posted 13 days ago
of shipwreck and mutiny in Australia’s history. Twenty-one of the islands have fishermen’s shacks, private jetties or Department of Fisheries infrastructure on them; the Abrolhos Islands National Park will cover the remaining 102. The waters... Read more
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CBC.ca
Coast guard staff 'reluctant' to take on extra work while unsure they'll be paidor responsibilities due to complications with their pay and the new system," sa
Coast guard staff 'reluctant' to take on extra work while unsure they'll be paid
CBC.ca / Posted 13 days ago
or responsibilities due to complications with their pay and the new system," said Carole Saindon, a spokeswoman for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Since Ottawa implemented its new computerized pay system, more than 80,000 public... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Worst kind of whale watchingpretty horrible smell coming from it every few minutes, I’m guessing some decom
Worst kind of whale watching
The Courier Mail / Posted 14 days ago
pretty horrible smell coming from it every few minutes, I’m guessing some decomposing.” Ms Williamson said she called the Department of Fisheries, who said they were aware of the dead whale. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services confirmed that... Read more
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Manitoulin Expositor
Renovation work set to begin on two Manitoulin lighthousesMANITOULIN—The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has indicated that work
Renovation work set to begin on two Manitoulin lighthouses
Manitoulin Expositor / Posted 14 days ago
MANITOULIN—The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has indicated that work will commence very soon on two Manitoulin Island lighthouses in need of major repairs. “This is very good news,” stated Rick Nelson, co-chair of the Lacloche-Manitoulin... Read more
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Perth Now
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linkedThe death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cau
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linked
Perth Now / Posted 15 days ago
The death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cause and might be a natural occurrence, the Department of Fisheries says. Earlier this month almost 200 dead starfish were found at a Perth beach, after an initial report... Read more
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Herald Sun
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linkedThe death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cau
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linked
Herald Sun / Posted 15 days ago
The death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cause and might be a natural occurrence, the Department of Fisheries says. Earlier this month almost 200 dead starfish were found at a Perth beach, after an initial report... Read more
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Weekly Times
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linkedThe death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cau
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linked
Weekly Times / Posted 15 days ago
The death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cause and might be a natural occurrence, the Department of Fisheries says. Earlier this month almost 200 dead starfish were found at a Perth beach, after an initial report... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linkedThe death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cau
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linked
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
The death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cause and might be a natural occurrence, the Department of Fisheries says. Earlier this month almost 200 dead starfish were found at a Perth beach, after an initial report... Read more
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News.com.au
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linkedThe death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cau
Mass starfish deaths in Perth not linked
News.com.au / Posted 15 days ago
The death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cause and might be a natural occurrence, the Department of Fisheries says. Earlier this month almost 200 dead starfish were found at a Perth beach, after an initial report... Read more
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Perth Now
Mass starfish deaths in Perth ‘not linked’THE death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cau
Mass starfish deaths in Perth ‘not linked’
Perth Now / Posted 15 days ago
THE death of hundreds of starfish on Perth beaches is not due to any single cause and may be a natural occurrence, the Department of Fisheries says. This month almost 200 dead starfish were found at a Perth beach, after an initial report indicated... Read more
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WA Today
Shark sightings triple off WA coast but still detection gaps at fatal attack sitesShark detections and sightings off the Western Australian coast have nearly tri
Shark sightings triple off WA coast but still detection gaps at fatal attack sites
WA Today / Posted 15 days ago
Shark detections and sightings off the Western Australian coast have nearly tripled to this time last year, according to Department of Fisheries figures. But there are no plans to expand a detection system that has notable gaps around sites of fatal... Read more
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CTV News
Ottawa to boost funding to Experimental Lakes Area freshwater research facilityDevelopment (IISD), a Winnipeg-based research organization, signed agreements t
Ottawa to boost funding to Experimental Lakes Area freshwater research facility
CTV News / Posted 16 days ago
Development (IISD), a Winnipeg-based research organization, signed agreements to take over control of the facility from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 2014. Since then, they've been footing most of the bill. Sumeep Bath, a spokesman for... Read more
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The Northern View
DFO ramps up presence after angry confrontationA substantial increase in conservation and protection officers from the Departm
DFO ramps up presence after angry confrontation
The Northern View / Posted 16 days ago
A substantial increase in conservation and protection officers from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in early August has caused some fishermen to call foul in Prince Rupert. Stemming from an incident on Aug. 2, allegedly involving four... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming: LeBlancwith conserving wild fish stocks also being in charge of championing the salmon
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming: LeBlanc
The Globe and Mail / Posted 16 days ago
with conserving wild fish stocks also being in charge of championing the salmon-farming industry. Dominic LeBlanc says the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ mandate to preserve fisheries is fundamental to its responsibility to promote a... Read more
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CTV News
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming, minister sayswith conserving wild fish stocks also being in charge of championing the salmon
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming, minister says
CTV News / Posted 16 days ago
with conserving wild fish stocks also being in charge of championing the salmon-farming industry. Dominic LeBlanc says the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' mandate to preserve fisheries is fundamental to its responsibility to promote a... Read more
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BC Local News
Port Moody man arrested for illegal crab fishingthanked the community for its continued support on preventing illegal crab fish
Port Moody man arrested for illegal crab fishing
BC Local News / Posted 16 days ago
thanked the community for its continued support on preventing illegal crab fishing in the area. “Along with the Department of Fisheries, we continue to make progress on the concerning issue of illegal fishing in the Sooke Basin,” he... Read more
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