Sustainable Fisheries Resource Advisory Council of Canada
Learn about the Sustainable Fisheries Resource Advisory Council of Canada and find links to their reports.
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About the council
The Sustainable Fisheries Resource Advisory Council of Canada is a national advisory body that operates independently from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). It offers advice and recommendations to the minister on fisheries issues.
The council will study and prepare advice on emerging fisheries management and policy issues. All written reports they produce will be open and transparent and made publicly available.
Regional panels and members
The council will have 2 separate panels, each with appointed members with knowledge and experience relating to their respective coasts. There will be one panel for Eastern Canada and one for Western Canada. The council will request additional temporary members if it needs to study issues related to the North or the whole of Canada.
Council members, including co-chairs, will include:
- science experts
- Indigenous peoples
- industry representatives
- non-government organizations
Focus and mandate
The council will provide guidance on resolving complex policy and management issues relating to the sustainability of federally managed fisheries and the conservation of aquatic resources.
The work of the council will focus on species or regions that are facing:
- cross-cutting policy issues
- significant or unique challenges
- issues related to national consistency
The council may examine areas such as:
- complex issues that relate to:
- the economy
- environmental changes to marine ecosystems
- balancing conservation and sustainability objectives with economic prosperity
- making fisheries management decisions to help advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples
The council will conduct its work in a manner that takes into account realities of the fishing sectors, including those that are:
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