Service standards for regulatory authorizations
Service standards publicly state the level of performance that citizens can reasonably expect to encounter from Fisheries and Oceans Canada under normal circumstances.
Timeliness service standards for high-volume regulatory authorizations clarify expectations and increase predictability in the federal regulatory system. They benefit the many Canadians, particularly businesses, who must seek permission from the federal government to either conduct a regulated activity or be exempt from it.
The following is a list of categories of our service standards for high-volume regulatory authorizations:
- Species at Risk Act permits - aquatic species (issued under section 73 of the Act)
- Designation of observers (At-Sea observers and dockside monitors; Corporations and individuals)
- British Columbia Aquaculture Regulatory Program
- Introductions and Transfers Program (ITP) – Licences issued under Section 56 of the Fishery (General) Regulations
- National Recreational Licensing System
- Fisheries Act paragraphs 34.4(2)(b) and 35(2)(b) authorizations (non-emergency situations)
- Catch certification for exporters of fish and seafood products to meet international regulatory requirements (e.g. European Union Council Regulation no. 1005/2008)
- Certification for Canadian exporters of aquatic products under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
- Licensing services (e.g. Fisheries Act, Atlantic Fisheries Regulations, Aboriginal Communal Fishing licences Regulations, Fishery (General) Regulations, Pacific Fishery Regulations, Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations)
For more information
- Government-wide forward regulatory plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulation
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.
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