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Comment on amending the Fisheries Act Applications for Authorization Regulations

Current status: Closed


This consultation asked for feedback on amendments proposed to the Applications for Authorization under Paragraph 35(2)(b) of the Fisheries Act Regulations.

Who was the focus of this consultation

This consultation sought comments from:

Purpose of feedback

Bill C-68, intended to amend the Fisheries Act and other related acts, was tabled on February 6, 2018. It proposed the restoration of lost protections and introduction of new ones to:

Therefore, we must be prepared to make regulatory changes to ensure alignment with the new Fisheries Act when these changes receive Royal Assent. This includes updating the existing Applications for Authorization Regulations when the proposed changes come into force.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proposing amendments to these regulations. We need your feedback to help us develop new policies and regulations that are based on your expertise and interests.

Discussion questions

Send us your thoughts on the topics we presented in our consultation paper. This paper looks at our proposed approach to a key regulation under the fish and fish habitat provisions of the Fisheries Act.

We’ll use your comments to refine the proposed amendments to the Applications for Authorization Regulations. These will then be pre-published in Part I of the Canada Gazette as draft regulations for another public comments period.

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Contact us

Ecosystem Management Directorate
Mail stop: 10W085
200 Kent St
Ottawa ON K1A 0E6

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