Share and view ideas: Policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans
Current status: Open
Opened on August 20, 2020 and will close to new input on November 18, 2020
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is seeking feedback on its draft policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans, to further understand stakeholder views and interests on the subject matter. The input collected will help validate or improve the policies and ensure that they are based on appropriate principles that matter to Canadians.
Join in: How to participate
Share your ideas online
Send us an email
Send an email to DFO.NCR.CetaceansCaptivity-CetacesCaptivite.RCN.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.
Who is the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada will engage with:
- Indigenous peoples
- Canadian aquariums
- animal rights groups
- provinces and territories
The Government of Canada is also looking forward to receiving comments from marine mammal scientists or veterinarians, academic institutions, and the general public.
Key questions for discussion
Your ideas and input are sought around a suite of draft Policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans, which will provide guidance for the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard to grant or deny authorizations regarding:
- specific circumstances under which a wild cetacean may be taken it into captivity;
- the import or export of a living cetacean, or reproductive materials of cetaceans, into or out of Canada;
- scientific research with respect to cetaceans; and
- circumstances where a cetacean may be kept in captivity for welfare reasons.
Privacy notice statement
As per Personal Information Bank PSU 938 (Outreach Activities) and PSU 914 (Public Communications), personal information is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act for the purpose of seeking stakeholder feedback on the draft Policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans. The feedback provided can be subject to access to information and privacy requests and will be administered in accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act. Please do not provide any personal information/history in the open text box field. Participation in the activity is completely voluntary. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over DFO's handling of your information.Please do not provide any personal information/history in the open text box field
Written comments can be submitted anonymously, no return address is required.
The input gathered through this process will be used to validate or improve the draft policies with regard to balancing the various interests of the stakeholders. The input will also be used to ensure an efficient implementation of the permitting process for both the permit applicants and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
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