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Share and view ideas: Draft Policy on Fisheries Act Permits for Shark Fin Import and Export for Scientific Research

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from March 1 2021 to March 22, 2021.

This consultation is seeking comments on the draft Policy on Fisheries Act Permits for Shark Fin Import and Export for Scientific Research.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is seeking input on the permitting policy for the import and export of shark fins not attached to a shark carcass for scientific research supporting shark conservation. This policy implements the changes made to Section 32 of the Fisheries Act in June 2019. The input gathered through this process will be used to validate or improve the draft policy which sets out the requirements applicants must meet when requesting a permit from the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to import or export shark fin(s) for scientific research. The input will also support the efficient implementation of the permitting process for both the permit applicants and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Join in: How to participate

Share your ideas online

Use the online form. (you won’t need to sign up for an account or provide any personal information).

Send us an email

Send an email to with your comments. If you wish, you can use the key questions as a guide for your comments.

Participate by mail

Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in contact information below.

Who is the focus of this consultation

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Key questions for discussion

DFO is seeking your input in the following areas:

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Please do not provide any personal information/history.

Feedback provided can be subject to access to information and privacy requests and will be administered in accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.

Written comments can be submitted anonymously, no return address is required.

Contact us

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Station 13E228
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6

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