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Fisheries Act Registry

The Fisheries Act (FA) Registry is now accessible on the Common Project Search platform, a common registry where Canadians can search and browse through projects and assessments submitted to multiple Government of Canada departments. Updated automatically, it includes project-specific information on authorizations that have been issued since the amended Fisheries Act came into force on August 28, 2019.

You can also download the information as a dataset, updated monthly, through Open Government.

The 2019 amended Fisheries Act (FA) contains a provision that will require DFO to have a public facing Registry to provide public access to records relating to fish and fish habitat protection and pollution prevention, including:

This work supports the Government’s goals around transparency, access and accountability in federal decision-making.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For information concerning the administration and enforcement of the Fisheries Act pollution prevention provisions under the responsibility of Environment and Climate Change Canada, please visit Fisheries Act Registry: pollution prevention.

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