Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 30, 2011 11:59 ET

Media Advisory: Meeting of the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) - The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers will meet in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Honourable Keith Ashfield, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Honourable Daniel Shewchuk, Nunavut's Minister of Environment.

Ministers will be available for a media photo opportunity prior to the start of the meeting.

A news conference will take place at the conclusion of the meeting. Ministers Ashfield and Shewchuk will provide an update on the outcomes of the discussion and participating Ministers will be available to respond to questions.

The coordinates are as follows:

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Place: Frobisher Inn Hotel (Koojesse Room)
Astro Hill Complex, Iqaluit, Nunavut
Time: 8:30 am – Media photo opportunity
3:45 pm – News conference

NOTE: All media planning to attend the event are required to pre-register by calling (613) 993-2674 before 5:00 pm on August 31. Pre-registered media should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the news conference and will be required to present valid media accreditation with photo identification.

Interested media may also call-in to the news conference by dialing 1-877-413-4803. Interested media are requested to call-in 30 minutes prior to the start of the news conference. Should you experience technical difficulties reaching the conference or during the call, please contact the on-site Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat office at 1-867-979-1525.

Contact Information

  • Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Barbara Mottram
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Steve Pinksen
    Director of Policy, Planning and Legislation
    Department of Environment
    Government of Nunavut