Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

September 04, 2012 12:44 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers will meet in Victoria, British Columbia. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Honourable Keith Ashfield, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Honourable Don McRae, British Columbia's Minister of Agriculture.

A news conference will take place at the conclusion of the meeting. Ministers Ashfield and McRae 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 6, 2012
Place: The Fairmont Empress Hotel,
721 Government Street
Victoria, British Colombia
Time: 3:15 EDT

NOTE: All media planning to attend the event or planning to participate in the teleconference are required to pre-register by calling 613-990-7537 or emailing media.nhq-can@dfo-mpo.gc.ca before 5:00 pm EDT on September 5.

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 1-877-413-4814. Interested media are requested to call-in 15 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.

Internet: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    613-990-7537

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Office of the Minister
    Barbara Mottram
    Press Secretary
    613-992-3474

    David Crebo
    Communications Director Agriculture
    Communications Office
    250-812-5747