More Speakers Announced for Oceana Canada’s Landmark Symposium

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On October 26, 2016, Oceana Canada will bring together leading fisheries experts in Ottawa for the landmark science symposium, Rebuilding Abundance: Restoring Canada’s Fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity.

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Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

We are pleased to announce that the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will join Canadian and international experts in science, management, policy, law, social equity, economic and Indigenous knowledge systems to help create a sustainable future for Canada’s fish and fisheries.

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Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau will also share stories from the sea that span a lifetime: from her early years aboard the calypso, to her work today advocating for ocean conservation around the world.

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in engaging discussions and insightful panels, and be part of rebuilding Canada’s ocean abundance. Read the updated and expanded symposium program and learn more about our remarkable experts.

Space is limited, so register today at no cost

Learn more at: http://www.oceana.ca/en/blog/more-speakers-announced-oceana-canadas-landmark-symposium

 

 

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Oceana Canada seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy and abundant as they once were. Canada has the world's longest coastline and is responsible for 2.76 million square kilometers of ocean. This real estate makes Canada one of the world’s major fishing nations, catching 1.1 million metric tons of fish each year, or 1.6 per cent of the world’s wild fish catch by weight, and consistently ranking within the top 25 fish-producing countries in the world. But even with these high yields, Canadian fisheries are performing below their full potential. Fortunately, we know how to fix things. Science-based fishery management – which establishes science-based catch limits, reduces bycatch and protects habitat — is helping the oceans rebound and recover where it is established. Oceana Canada campaigns for national policies that rebuild fisheries and return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health; reduce the harvesting of depleted fisheries; and avoid impacts to other species. We also work to protect key habitat for fish to breed and grow to maturity. Our campaigns address increasing fisheries management transparency and paving the way to recovery for Canada’s depleted fish populations.

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