Statistics For Canada’s 2018 Commercial Fisheries

(Disponible en français : Statistiques de 2018 sur les pêches commerciales au Canada) In 2018, commercial fisheries, including sea and freshwater fisheries, contributed more than $3.7 billion to Canada’s economy and employed 45,907 people. Fish and seafood processors, which include product preparation and packaging facilities, contributed more than $6.6 billion and employed 26,429 people that…

Canada’s Seal Harvest

(Disponible en français : La chasse au phoque au Canada) In Canada, the seal harvest is managed by the federal government as a fishery and not, as is commonly believed, by provincial/territorial governments as a hunting activity. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is granted this authority through legislation, including the…

Water Pollution From Microplastic Beads In Consumer Products: Public And Private Sector Response

(Disponible en français : Pollution de l’eau par des microbilles de plastique provenant de produits de consommation : la réponse des secteurs public et privé) Note: This publication was updated in April, 2015: Update: Water Pollution from Microplastic Beads in Consumer Products Plastic has long been a known contaminant in the world’s oceans. Of particular…