Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 24, 2005 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: DFO Sets Up Communications Office for Gulf of St. Lawrence Seal Hunt


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MARCH 24, 2005 - 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: DFO Sets Up Communications Office for
Gulf of St. Lawrence Seal Hunt

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 24, 2005) - Fisheries and Oceans
Canada will be setting up a communications office at the Delta Prince
Edward Hotel in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the duration of
the seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

In an effort to provide factual information about the seal hunt,
communications staff will be on-site to answer questions from
journalists, conduct interviews and media briefings, and distribute
press kits.



An initial media information session will be held:

Date: Monday, March 28, 2005
Time: 2:00 p.m. AST
Location: Alexander Cancaux Room
Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Starting March 29th, if you wish to set up an interview or speak to a
communications officer, please call first to ensure a staff member
will be there to meet you.

English-speaking media may contact Michel Therien at (902) 566-7908.
French-speaking media may contact Marcel Boudreau at (902) 566-7909.

Information related to the Atlantic Canada seal hunt can be found on
the DFO website at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/seal-phoque/index_e.htm


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa
    Phil Jenkins
    Media Relations
    (613) 990-7537