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.
|Know the area you plan to work in and the fishes that live in that area. With out knowing it, you could destroy a spawning habitat supporting local fisheries.|
|When working near water is necessary, plan thoroughly the work that has to be done in order to mitigate or eliminate as much negative impact as possible.|
|Prevent oil or fuel spills near lakes in stream by keeping all machineries away from water body; don't cross streams or rivers.|
|Conserve or plant a buffer strip of vegetation along the banks. This will help reduce erosion, maintain cooler water temperature, and maintain sheltered and feeding area for fish.|
|Use appropriate techniques for building culverts; fish must move freely between the various sites within their habitat.|
|Make sure you have the authorization needed to go forward with your work. You might need an authorization from your municipality, provincial or federal government.|