Comment on a draft national fishery monitoring policy

Current status: Closed

Opened on October 11, 2018, and will close to new input on January 25, 2019.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada sought feedback on drafts of:

We'll use your feedback to develop appropriate policy that will apply to all federally managed fisheries, including:

Who was the focus of this consultation

We sought feedback from:

Why we're developing a national policy

We don't have a national policy on catch reporting and fishery monitoring. This has led to:

Catch reporting and fishery monitoring is essential for the proper management of fisheries. Fishery managers, scientists and others need to know information such as:

This information is needed for:

Ongoing monitoring program

We will continue administering fisheries monitoring programs, such as:

The new policy will inform operational programing by setting overall objectives and principles for fishery monitoring programs and providing the necessary tools and guidance to implement the policy.

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Contact us

Marc Clemens
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
14W-084, 200 Kent St
Ottawa ON  K1A 0E6