SOURCE: Oceana Canada

Oceana Canada

October 24, 2016 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Dominic LeBlanc and leading Canadian experts will address the future of our oceans at Oceana Canada symposium

ATTN: News Editors, Politics Editors, Environment Editors, Science Editors

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - October 24, 2016) -

Oceana Canada will host its first science symposium Rebuilding Abundance: Restoring Canada's Fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity. The symposium will address why Canada's fisheries are performing well below potential and create a vision for a prosperous and sustainable future.

Canada's fishing industry is in a critical state. Oceana Canada is bringing together world-renowned experts to help map out a vision for a healthy and prosperous future for our oceans and fisheries.


  1. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister Fisheries, Oceana and the Canadian Coast Guard;
  2. Sam Waterston, actor and member of Oceana's Board of Directors;
  3. Alexandra Cousteau, Senior Oceana Advisor; and
  4. Leading Canadian and international fisheries experts


  • The symposium will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Minister Dominic LeBlanc will speak at 9:15 a.m.
  • Sam Waterston will speak at 9:40 a.m.
  • Keynote address by Dr. Daniel Pauly will take place at 10 a.m.
  • Alexandra Cousteau will speak at 12:30 p.m.
  • For a full list of speakers, please visit

Confederation II Room at The Westin Ottawa Hotel, CF Rideau Centre, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ont., K1N 9H4 (613) 560-7000

For more information, please visit:
Twitter: @OceanaCAN
Official symposium hashtag: #oceans4us

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Contact Information

  • For more information and/or interview opportunities, please contact:
    Robyn Lobay
    PUBLIC Inc.