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Canada makes commitments to bolstering blue economy by Chris Chase December 15,2020   |  Source: SeafoodSource

Over the past two weeks, the Canadian government has made multiple funding and administrative commitments to bolstering the country’s blue economy – both in terms of growing ocean and inshore fisheries and in boosting salmon survivability.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and 13 other heads of state or government announced the endorsement of the “Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy: a Vision for Protection, Production, and Proseprity.” The new document is a product of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, a multi-nation panel committed to sustainably manage all of the ocean under the countries’ respective national jurisdictions by 2025.

"As an ocean nation, the strength of Canada's economy depends on the health of our oceans. A stronger, more sustainable ocean economy will create new jobs, strengthen our food supply chain, and protect our ocean resources for generations to come,” Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan said. “Our Blue Economy Strategy will chart a clear path for Canadians toward a future that is driven by ocean protection and prosperity"

The new document outlines a series of commitments to sustainability in order to build a “sustainable blue economy” across five

 

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