With the world’s longest coastline and connected to three oceans, Canada is well positioned to be a global leader in the blue economy. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan has officially launched the engagement phase in the development of Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy.
To kick off the engagement, the minister will host a series of virtual roundtables with ocean innovators, academia, women and global leaders, and the fishing and aquaculture industries.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is also launching a Blue Economy Strategy website today, where Canadians will be invited to provide their views and input. Engagement will continue until June 15, 2021, and the feedback received will inform the development of this whole-of-government strategy, which will be released in late fall.
Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy is expected to contribute to sustainable oceans, drive investment in ocean industries, and create jobs in coastal communities as Canada charts its economic recovery from COVID-19.