Protecting your Private Information

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our clients’ personal information on DFO online applications. The Department acted promptly upon learning about the security issues associated with the Heartbleed Bug. Departmental systems using the affected application have been identified, patched and updated. To further minimize the risks related to this bug, clients using DFO applications may be prompted to change their passwords in the coming days.

As part of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy, the Government of Canada launched “Get Cyber Safe,” a national public awareness campaign created to educate Canadians about Internet security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online. To learn more about how to stay safe online, visit

In Focus

Pacific white gold: The migration of Lower Fraser fall chinook

Photo: B.C. Institute of Technology student Courtney Lahue assists a DFO crew tagging spawning chinook salmon in the Harrison River

As spring arrives on the West Coast, an abundant yet unseen migration comes to life. Hundreds of millions of salmon fry leave their gravel nursery beds and move down their natal streams toward the ocean.

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The Pacific Region includes the province of British Columbia and the transboundary northern rivers of the Yukon. It encompasses more than 27,000 kilometres of coastline and 105 river systems. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for management and protection of marine resources on the Canadian west coast in addition to inland salmon fisheries.