Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

November 07, 2005 14:13 ET

DFO/Media Advisory: Technical Briefing on Canada's Participation in the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2005) - Media are advised that the Jim Jones, Head of the Canadian Delegation to the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), will be available to answer questions about Canada's objectives for this year's meeting that will be held in Seville, Spain, November 14-20.

ICCAT is responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas. The Canadian fisheries involving these species, mainly bluefin tuna and swordfish, have an annual landed value of approximately $35 million and involve more than 1,000 licensed fishers.



Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Time: 13:30 - 14:30 AST
Location: Marine House, Class of '47 Boardroom
176 Portland Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


Interested media living outside the Halifax area can participate in this briefing by teleconference. Call Susan Goodyear at 1-613-993-1512 to obtain telephone number and passcode.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa
    Steve Outhouse
    Media Relations
    (613) 998-1530
    or
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa
    Sujata Raisinghani
    Press Secretary, Office of the Minister
    (613) 992-3474