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 Operational Statements (OS) provide nationally consistent advice on standard measures to apply to selected activities that are low risk to fish habitat. There is no need for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to review the project when the conditions and measures in the OS are followed. The Operational Statements that apply in the province of Québec are listed below. You are asked to send the notification form (attached on the last page of each Operational Statement) to DFO to assist in monitoring the effectiveness of the Statements at protecting fish habitat.
If you have questions regarding the Operational Statements, please contact the DFO office in your area.