Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations

Description of the Objective

Possible amendments to the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations are being proposed and include:

  • Removal of the requirement to name each worker on any MCFR licence for harvesting from tenured locations; and the removal of the $20 licence fee associated with each ‘additional’ name listed on any MCFR licence.
  • The addition of a licence provision to allow on- and off-tenure maintenance activities to be conducted in relation to areas under closed status.
  • The broadening of the scope of the “for food purposes” licence to include the harvesting of seed, spat, and broodstock for aquaculture purposes.
  • Removal of the $100 fee for licences for harvesting fish for the purpose of scientific investigation.

The proposed amendments could potentially reduce the industry’s regulatory and administrative burden, and save businesses the costs associated with the human and financial resources required to meet current regulatory requirements.

Indication of Business Impacts

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and/or Small Business Lens may apply.

Public Consultation Opportunities

No consultation activities are currently scheduled. However, consultations will occur when the Department prepares to engage in the regulatory process. It is expected that discussions with stakeholders will take place during the 2014-2016 planning period.

As well, another consultation opportunity will be provided during the pre-publication of the regulatory proposal in Canada Gazette, Part I, which is anticipated to occur during 2014-2016 planning period.

Departmental Contact

Name: Ed Porter
Position: Manager, Aquaculture Management Directorate
Tel: 613-990-0184
Fax: 613-993-8607

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.