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Fisheries Management, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of a Badge and Flag
December 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 395

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On a pomme fretty-fusily Or, a salmon naiant proper, all within a rope and environed by a wreath of maple leaves Or issuant from a scroll Vert edged and inscribed CANADA in letters Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;


A pennant couped the hoist Gules charged with a maple leaf Argent, the fly Argent charged with the Badge;



Fisheries Management is responsible for managing the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and non-tidal fisheries of Canada, which are represented by the salmon displayed on a fish net over a green background. The eight maple leaves represent the department’s eight management regions when the Hon. Roméo LeBlanc was Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The Royal Crown underlines the authority under which this work is done.


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 12, 2009, in Volume 143, page 3680 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Fisheries Management, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Eva Pilar-Cass

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Federal Agency