~ Ministers Move Forward in St. John’s to Develop Canada’s Fisheries Potential

Federal, provincial and territorial fisheries and aquaculture ministers concluded the Ministers” meeting of the Canadian and Atlantic Councils of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM and ACFAM) today in St. John’’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The CCFAM Ministers agreed to focus on collaboration in four key areas: aquaculture; trade; seafood traceability; and aquatic invasive species. ACFAM Ministers agreed to continue to work collaboratively on these same issues as well as on improved seal industry marketing and development, and implementation of the lobster support package, from an industry viability perspective.

The meeting was jointly chaired by the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Gail Shea, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

“My colleagues and I have committed to ensuring that Canada maximizes its fisheries potential,” said Minister Shea. “I am pleased to be working collaboratively with the provinces and territories on innovative projects that are key to encouraging the development prospects of our coastal communities.”
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