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Managing Fisheries and Habitats

Fisheries Renewal ― Policies, tools and mechanisms to support a robust and diverse fisheries sector. Objectives of long-term sustainability, economic prosperity, and improved governance.

Sustainable Fish and Seafood ― Harvesting and farming of fish in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Fisheries Management Decisions ― Opening and closing dates for the season by species, total allowable catches, and management plans.

Species at Risk ― The Species at Risk Act (SARA) protects many aquatic species, including fish, reptiles, marine mammals and molluscs.

Canada and International Fisheries ― Department of Fisheries and Oceans international priorities are to stop overfishing, improve how the world manages high seas fish stocks, ensure healthy oceans ecosystems, enhance a trading and commercial system that guards and promotes Canadians interests, and help keep Canada safe and secure.

Marine Protected Areas ― Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a number of marine protected areas designated under the Oceans Act and areas of interest at various stages of progress towards designation. These areas are ecologically significant, with species and/or properties that require special consideration.

Large Ocean Management Areas ― Large ocean management areas (LOMAs) are marine regions established for planning purposes. All levels of government, Aboriginal groups, industry organizations, environmental and community groups, and academia work together to develop a strategic, long-term plan for sustainable management of resources within its boundaries.

Working Near Water ― What do you need to do? If you are going to build a dock, stabilize a shore, clean your waterfront or other any other project near water, there are three steps to avoid impacts to fish and fish habitat. Guidelines for planning your project are specific to the province where you live.