On June 29, 2012, the Fisheries Act was amended. Policy and regulations are now being developed to support the new fisheries protection provisions of the Act (which are not yet in force). The existing guidance and policies continue to apply. For more information, see Changes to the Fisheries Act.
The Habitat Management Program regularly collaborates on common issues and priorities with provinces, industry, Aboriginal groups, non-government organizations, and municipalities. A number of arrangements are in place to engage key partners in developing and implementing policies, strategies, programs and plans to conserve and protect fish and fish habitat from the impacts of human activities.