Fisheries and Oceans Canada Media Release November 9, 2022
The fishing industry has long been an important source of economic growth and development in Atlantic Canada, particularly in Indigenous and coastal communities. The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of supporting this industry and continuing to innovate, while maintaining an ecologically sustainable fishery and healthy marine ecosystems.
Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, closed the two-day Seal Summit, which brought together Indigenous partners, the commercial fishing industry, provincial and territorial representatives, and other stakeholders and experts.
During the Summit, attendees held productive discussions on exploring new opportunities to expand Canadian seal products into export markets, the importance of the seal harvest to Indigenous communities, and addressing gaps in data regarding seal populations. Attendees heard from science and fisheries management experts, Indigenous elders, industry experts and the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team.
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