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.

Indication of Business Impacts

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

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.

Public Consultation Opportunities

No consultation activities are currently scheduled.  However, consultations will occur when the Department prepares to engage in the regulatory process.

Departmental Contact

Name: Ed Porter
Position: Manager, Aquaculture Management Directorate
Tel: 613-990-0184
Fax: 613-993-8607
Email: edward.porter@dfo-mpo.gc.ca