Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 16, 2005 10:09 ET

DFO: Minister Regan Recognizes 25th Anniversary for International Ocean Institute-Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 16, 2005) - Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans today recognized the International Ocean Institute - Canada which recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its training program on ocean governance.

"This annual training program, held at Dalhousie University, is attended by scientists, researchers and scholars from around the world," said Minister Regan. "I am proud to see the Canadian leadership and involvement in helping to educate the world on the importance of improving and maintaining the health of our oceans and environment. I am also deeply honoured that they have chosen to recognize my commitment to ensuring the sustainable development of our oceans."

The International Ocean Institute recently awarded Minister Regan with the Elisabeth Mann Borgese medal for his exemplary leadership in the field of Ocean Governance.

Elisabeth Mann Borgese founded the International Ocean Institute in 1972 as a knowledge-based non-governmental, non-profit international organization devoted to the sustainable development of the oceans. The International Ocean Institute works to uphold and expand the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea - namely that the seabed and the oceans are the common heritage of humankind, for the benefit of humankind as a whole, with particular consideration of the poor.

For more information about IOI - Canada, please visit their website at:

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