Services and information
Aquatic species listed by name or category, including species and habitat descriptions.
Species profiles and registry, recovery plans, public consultations and permit applications.
Regulations, research and action plans for reducing the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Managing and conserving Pacific salmon fisheries, including sockeye, pink and coho salmon.
Facts, statistics and regulations on the seal harvest, and the 6 species of seals affected.
Species identification, reporting a sighting or incident, Marine Mammal Response Program.
Sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture, consumer health and safety, certification and traceability.
Profiles of farmed fish and shellfish, such as salmon, mussels, trout and clams.
How to identify a shark, shark sightings and facts, research laboratory.
Rare and common species of skates and rays, and the differences between them.
What we are doing
- The Canadian Action Plan to Address the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species
- Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Booklet for Eastern Canada
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada Species at Risk Act Listing Policy and Directive for “Do Not List” Advice
- Action Plan to Reduce the Impact of Noise on the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and Other Marine Mammals at Risk in the St. Lawrence Estuary, 2019
- Action Plan for the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in Canadian Pacific waters
- Management Plan for the Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus) in Canada (Saskatchewan-Nelson River populations)
First-ever footage of salmon shark behaviour
View a salmon shark behavior caught on video by the science crew aboard the 2019 Pacific Seamount Expedition.
Protecting killer whales
How Canada is taking action to help southern resident killer whales.
Protecting Canada’s wild salmon
How we’re ensuring healthy, diverse salmon populations across Canadian ecosystems.
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