Environmental Science

Environmental Science at DFO provides the scientific foundation for sound decision-making on the sustainable use and the conservation/protection of fish, fish habitat and aquatic ecosystems.

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Fish Mortality in Southwest Nova Scotia

On November 22, 2016, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) was notified of dead herring located on the shores of Gilbert Cove, St. Mary’s Bay, Nova Scotia.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Regulations, research and action plans for reducing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

National Contaminants Advisory Group

Program information, research projects, call for proposals and contact details.

Genomics Research and Development Initiative

The Genomics R&D Initiative (GRDI) is a federal program that coordinates science departments and agencies in the field of genomics research to contribute solutions to issues that are important to Canadians.

Biodiversity Science

Environmental Science at DFO is responsible for coordinating and leading a range of initiatives related to the assessment and conservation of aquatic biological diversity.

Freshwater Science

Environmental Science at DFO provides the crucial scientific basis for the development of policy and regulations that help to protect Canada's vast freshwater resources.

Habitat Science

Environmental Science at DFO is issue driven; focusing our scientific expertise on the environmental effects that must be factored in to all decision-making.

Oceans Integrated Management

Environmental Science at DFO helps to achieve the goals of the Oceans Action Plan and its integrated oceans management approach.

Research centres by region

DFO Science operates institutes, laboratories and experimental centres in six operational regions.

Program Information

We provide scientific support required for decision-making in DFO and the federal government.

What we are doing

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