Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

October 02, 2012 19:20 ET

Minister Ashfield Opens New Fisheries Office in Port Alberni

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2012) -

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The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today opened a new Fisheries and Oceans Canada office in Port Alberni, British Columbia.

"I am pleased to open our new Fisheries and Oceans Canada office in Port Alberni," said Minister Ashfield. "This new office will enhance our continued presence in a community that has strong ties to this region's fisheries."

Employees at the new office will perform duties related to fisheries management and conservation and protection. The new office replaces an older facility.

"Working from our new office, we will continue to serve the community of Port Alberni and manage the west coast fisheries for commercial, First Nations and recreational harvesters," said Minister Ashfield.

For broadcast: Today, the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans opened a new Fisheries and Oceans Canada office in Port Alberni, British Columbia. The twelve employees in the office will perform duties related to fisheries management and conservation and protection. Minister Ashfield noted that he was pleased to establish the office in a community that has strong ties to First Nations, commercial and recreational fisheries.

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