Fisheries Act Registry
The 2019 amended Fisheries Act (FA) contains a provision requiring DFO to have a public facing Registry (the FA Registry) to provide public access to:
- Fisheries Act authorizations
- Permits for designated projects
- Habitat restoration sites
- Codes of practice
- Substitution agreements at a minimum
This work supports the Government’s goals around transparency, access and accountability in federal decision-making.
Project-specific information will be posted to the Open Government Registry portal and linked from the Department's website.
As a first step, the Department is releasing information on authorizations that have been issued since the coming into force on August 28, 2019 of the amended Fisheries Act, on the Open Data Portal. Updates to the dataset will be published monthly.
This initial data release is the first step towards implementing an online public registry. DFO is working towards establishing a full Fisheries Act Registry later in the coming months.
Open Government DFO Registry Portal
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