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The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, and by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any legislative material on this website, which has been prepared for convenience of reference only and does not have official sanction.
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada respects the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring that all information and services on this website are available in both English and French (or in one language only if a unilingual office). Visitors should be aware, however, that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is provided only as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was submitted.
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