Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
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The mission of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region, is to manage Canadas oceans and major waterways so that they are clean, safe, productive and accessible. To ensure sustainable use of fisheries resources and facilitate marine trade and commerce.
The mandate of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region, is to promote the understanding, conservation, and optimum use of marine resources and the aquatic environment for the benefit of present and future generations. To meet its responsibilities for navigational safety, environmental protection, and marine industry support.
Long-term priorities and goals:
*Know and understand oceans aquatic resources *Manage and protect the fisheries resource *Manage and protect the marine environment *Maintain marine safety ^ *Facilitate maritime trade, commerce and ocean development *Enhance Canada's international relations with respect to fisheries and oceans
The Science Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region, includes some 410 scientists, hydrographers, and technicians located at five sites: Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), Dartmouth; Gulf Fisheries Centre, Moncton; St. Andrew's Biological Station, St. Andrew's; and Maritime Centre, Halifax; with the Science Branch headquarters located at BIO in Dartmouth.