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Fisheries Act updates and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

Learn how the modernized Fisheries Act supports reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Image of the community of Qikiqtarjuaq on Broughton Island, Nunavut, Canada

What’s changed in the Fisheries Act

The modernized Fisheries Act makes clear that the Act is meant to uphold the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. It also requires consideration of:

It also enables:

Partnering with Indigenous peoples

To support changes to the Fisheries Act, we introduced a modernized fish and fish habitat protection program. Through this revitalized program, we encourage Indigenous peoples to participate and partner in:

We continue to work closely with Indigenous groups to:

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