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New Fisheries minister has opportunity to advance Canada's leadership in ocean and coastal management

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield should accept the recent challenge of the Coastal Zone Canada Association to convene a national summit of key stakeholders to develop a plan of action for the health, resilience, safety and sustainability of our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes resources.

If stretched out as a single contiguous line, Canada's coastline would circle the globe more than six times. Canada has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth, the second largest continental shelf area, and shares with the United States the largest freshwater coastal system in the world. Canada's oceans and coasts constitute a rich heritage of resources, both living and non-living, upon which generations of Canadians have based their livelihoods, and which have had a huge impact upon Canada's development as a nation.

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New Fisheries minister has opportunity to advance Canada's leadership in ocean and coastal management

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield should accept the recent challenge of the Coastal Zone Canada Association to convene a national summit of key stakeholders to develop a plan of action for the health, resilience, safety and sustainability of our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes resources.

If stretched out as a single contiguous line, Canada's coastline would circle the globe more than six times. Canada has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth, the second largest continental shelf area, and shares with the United States the largest freshwater coastal system in the world. Canada's oceans and coasts constitute a rich heritage of resources, both living and non-living, upon which generations of Canadians have based their livelihoods, and which have had a huge impact upon Canada's development as a nation.

  

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