Let’s talk fish habitat

Reviewing the protection provisions of the Fisheries Act

Canada is reviewing the 2012–2013 changes to the Fisheries Act to ensure our fish and fish habitat protection measures are the right ones.

The projects and activities we undertake near or in water can harm fish and their environment. We want your feedback.

  • Do fish and their habitat matter to you or your livelihood?
  • Are we doing enough or too little to protect fish and where they live?
  • How should we restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards through legislative, policy and program changes?


Let's talk fish habitat

Summary of the consultations conducted in 2017.

Government response to Parliamentary committee

Canada’s response to enhancing the protection of fish and fish habitat, and the management of Canadian fisheries.

Review of environmental and regulatory processes

Provide your views on the proposed approach in the discussion paper.

Protection provisions of the Fisheries Act

The habitat protection provisions of the Fisheries Act before and after the 2012–2013 amendments.

Fisheries Protection Program

Canada’s program for reviewing and authorizing projects in or near water that may affect fish and their habitat.

Threats to fish and fish habitat

Threat factors, including habitat degradation and loss, water flow alteration, pollution and invasive species.

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