Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is consolidating its renewal efforts on current initiatives and emerging issues to support sustainable fisheries across Canada. The Fisheries Renewal initiative will put in place new policies, tools and mechanisms to support a robust and diverse fisheries sector. Fisheries Renewal is being implemented through current, renewed and new projects that support DFO’s vision of a credible, science-based, affordable and effective fisheries program, which contributes to the sustainable wealth of Canadians.
By enabling DFO and resource users to achieve strong conservation outcomes through risk management frameworks incorporating the ecosystem and precautionary approaches.
By aligning fisheries policies and decision-making processes to support economically prosperous fisheries for Canadians.
By increasing stability, transparency and accountability in fisheries management and by promoting shared stewardship.
Sustainable Fisheries Framework to incorporate precautionary and ecosystem approaches in fisheries management.
Maintain and improve market access for Canadian fish and seafood.
Align DFO policies and decision-making processes to enable a self-reliant industry.
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Stable access and allocation, and transparent and predictable allocation adjustment process.
Foster shared stewardship by renewing engagement and co-management policies and processes.
Improved relationships with aboriginal groups and increase their participation in fisheries management.
Improved participation and representation from the Recreational fisheries in fisheries management.
Legislative amendments in support of Fisheries Renewal objectives.