Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-2024
The Forward Regulatory Plan (FRP) is a public overview of anticipated regulatory changes or actions that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) intends to bring forward or undertake. It is intended to give Indigenous groups, consumers, business, other stakeholders and trading partners greater opportunity to inform the development of regulations and to plan for the future. It should be noted that this FRP is subject to change and will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect changes to DFO’s operating environment. Its purpose is to provide a general snapshot of potential regulatory changes that may be proposed following appropriate policy development and consultation. It should not be treated as an advance copy of regulatory text.
In addition to describing regulatory changes under consideration, the FRP also identifies public consultation opportunities and a departmental contact point for each regulatory initiative.
Proposed Regulatory Initiatives
- British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996 (Omnibus amendments)
- Nunavut Fishery Regulations
- Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993 - Stand-Alone Licenses for Lingcod and Spiny Dogfish
- Amendments to the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985, the Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations and the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations – Tending Fishing Gear
- Amendments to various regulations under the Fisheries Act (Close times)
- Fishery (General) Regulations – Identification of Fishing Gear
- Phased Development of the General Aquaculture Regulations
- Associated with the Targeted Regulatory Review: Agri-food and Aquaculture Roadmap
Fish and Fish Habitat Protection
Marine Protected Areas and Marine Conservation
Species At Risk (Aquatic)
- Proposed Listing Decisions for Aquatic Species under the Species at Risk Act
- Orders for the Critical Habitat of Aquatic Species listed under the Species at Risk Act
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- Cabinet Directive on Regulation
- Federal regulatory management and modernization
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.
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