Fish Habitat Protection: Have Your Say!
Fisheries and Oceans Canada launched an online public consultation to seek Canadians’ views on amendments made to the Fisheries Act in 2012. Provisions of the Act give the Department the power to preserve Canadian fisheries by protecting fish and the habitat that supports them. It is an essential tool to conserving the sustainability of our fisheries.
The consultation will look at ways to restore protections modified in 2012 and incorporate modern safeguards into the Fisheries Act in order to better protect fish and fish habitat for future generations.
Comments received during this consultation process will be forwarded to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. This committee will consider these comments to provide recommendations on amendments to the Fisheries Act.
Canadians can share their views by visiting letstalkfishhabitat.ca.