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The following information is meant to provide Canadians and businesses with basic information about Fisheries and Oceans Canada's regulations.

The most accessed regulations for the Department were determined by reviewing the site data provided to the Department by Justice Canada, as well as by reviewing the site data for the Department's own website to determine which program areas and pages were visited the most.

Applications for Authorization under Paragraph 35(2)(b) of the Fisheries Act Regulations

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Aquaculture Activities Regulations

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Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985

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Coastal Fisheries Protection Regulations

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Fishery (General) Regulations

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Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations

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Marine Mammal Regulations

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Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations

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Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations

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Pacific Aquaculture Regulations

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Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007

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Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993

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To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.


1 Convention Area means the waters of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean north of 35°00′north latitude and west of a line extending due north from 35°00′north latitude and 42°00′west longitude to 59°00′north latitude, thence due west to 44°00′west longitude, and thence due north to the coast of Greenland, and the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay south of 78°10′north latitude; (zone de la Convention)

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