Bernadette Jordan is Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Liz and Sylvia’s Guest.
A coastal Canadian from Nova Scotia, Minister Jordan has always been a strong advocate for the ocean. Because of her leadership, Canada has taken serious action on the removal of abandoned vessels, which pose serious threats to our waterways. Her advocacy on this issue led to the development of the Oceans Protection Plan; Canada’s $1.5 billion national plan to strengthen marine conservation and safety.
Under her leadership as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada is now developing its first-ever, national Blue Economy Strategy, which is a plan to grow Canada’s sustainable ocean sectors. Minister Jordan has overseen the launch of Canada’s Ghost Gear Fund, a program to rid our oceans of lost and abandoned fishing gear.
As Minister, she is also responsible for leading Canada’s marine conservation work, and delivering on our commitment to protect 25% of Canada’s oceans by 2025, and 30% by 2030.
Join DIVE IN as Liz, Sylvia and Minister Jordan discuss how Canada has become a leader in marine conservation. Learn how Canada has gone from having 1% of its oceans protected to nearly 14% in under five years, where it’s going next, what it means to ‘protect’ ocean space, and why it matters. Learn more on how protecting its oceans is helping Canada fight climate change, advance Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and build a healthier, more prosperous future for its citizens.
DIVE IN with Liz and Sylvia is a casual, free-flowing, and educational conversation and encourages ocean and nature enthusiasts of all ages to join. Sylvia, Liz, and Minister Jordan will take questions via Q & A text from the attendees. Get your questions ready!
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Presented by Ocean Elders
Time: Jun 17, 2021 03:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)