Consultation on proposed national ticketing for fisheries violations
Current status: Open
We plan to expand our options for enforcing the following regulations:
- Pacific Fishery Regulations
- Atlantic Fishery Regulations
- Fishery (General) Regulations
- British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations
- Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations
We want to expand our use of tickets for minor fishing offences.
Currently, fishery officers can either issue a warning or lay charges. Using tickets for minor fisheries violations would have the following positive effects:
- Individuals and companies that are ticketed would save the time and expense of appearing in court.
- Courts could focus on more serious offences.
- Fishery officers would have more time to focus on higher priority files.
- There would be a consistent national approach to minor fisheries violations.
We’re looking for comments from:
- stakeholders, such as:
- Indigenous groups
- commercial fishers
- recreational fishers
- members of the public
- provincial governments
The purpose of this consultation is to ask for your comments on:
- whether the proposed fines and violations make sense and seem consistent and fair
- the positive and negative effects this ticketing plan will have on you or your industry
- whether this ticketing plan will be accepted in your region or industry or seen as problematic
When and where
The online consultation will be available between September 1 and December 31, 2017.
How to participate
If you want to participate in the consultation, you may review the consultation deck in the related links section and:
- send us your comments by:
Your feedback will be used to develop options going forward.
DFO Ticketing Consultation
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6
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