The federal government, through its Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), is currently in the midst of the public engagement stage of its plan to develop Canada's Blue Economy Strategy. The Strategy is slated to be presented in late fall 2021.

NBEN member groups are invited to participate and contribute written submissions by June 15th. Submissions may be sent via email to or by standard mail to:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Blue Economy Strategy Secretariat
200, Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6

Click here for more information on the development of Canada's blue economy strategy.

Meanwhile, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and its allies, including the New Brunswick Environmental Network, are issuing a special call for participation to residents of communities on both sides of the Baie des Chaleurs, recognizing the need for greater communication and collaboration in protecting the health of this border defining and ecologically important body of water. Click here for more information on the call to action (French only).

A virtual event on the sustainable blue economy for the Baie des Chaleurs will be organized in mid-October.

If you live or work along the Baie des Chaleurs or know someone who does, consider sharing this message. Individually and collectively, let's have our voices heard as part of this public consultation and ensure the health of the Baie des Chaleurs and the many other beautiful bodies of water in this province!
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