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:
- Ministerial agreements
- Standards and Codes of practice
- Ministerial orders
- Fisheries Act Authorizations
- Permits for designated projects
- Fish habitat restoration plans
This work supports the Government’s goals around transparency, access and accountability in federal decision-making.
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