Canada Boosts Fisheries Science via Industry Partnerships

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with partners to maximize every opportunity to collect data about Canada’s aquatic resources and ecosystems.

This week, DFO science staff returned from at sea working aboard the Mersey Venture with the Atlantic Groundfish Council (AGC). The data collected will support Canada-US transboundary management activities for a number of shared species important for offshore fisheries in Atlantic Canada.

This success stems from a new, multi-year Collaborative Agreement between DFO and the AGC to co-develop and execute science activities in Eastern Canada, including multispecies fisheries and/or ecosystem surveys. The data collected over the three-year agreement (2023-2025) will help inform fisheries management decisions, support Canada’s international obligations, and enable the sustainable growth of Canada’s seafood industry.

This partnership leverages DFO’s and AGC’s diverse skillsets and strengthens a shared commitment to support fisheries science and the sustainable growth of Canada’s seafood industry.

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