Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Fisheries and Oceans Canada

October 10, 2012 18:49 ET

Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp to Welcome Return of Operation High Seas Driftnet Aerial Patrol from Japan

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - Media are invited to join Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, in marking the successful conclusion of the 2012 Operation High Seas Driftnet aerial patrol and to accompany the Parliamentary Secretary on a tour of an Aurora Aircraft (as was flown during the patrol). Personnel involved in the recently completed patrol will also be available for interview.

Date: Friday, October 12, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: 19 Wing, 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron, Comox, British Columbia

Media planning to attend should call the contacts below for accreditation and security clearance. Phone interviews will be available for media who cannot attend, and images from the operation will be made available to interested media.

Note to Editor: Media are asked to arrive at the main gate of 19 Wing by 12:30 p.m. to enable them to clear security.

Background information can be found on the following websites:

The Aurora Aircraft

http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/v2/equip/cp140/index-eng.asp

Operation High Seas Driftnet

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/international/mcs-npafc-eng.htm

http://www.canadacom.forces.gc.ca/daily/archive-driftnet-eng.asp

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

http://www.npafc.org/new/index.html

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Leri Davies
    Strategic Media Relations Advisor
    604-666-8675 cell: 604-612-6837
    www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

    19 Wing
    Capt Trevor Reid
    Public Affairs Office
    250-339-8201