Proposed Amended Fisheries Act

Proposed Amended Fisheries Act

Introducing the Proposed Amended Fisheries Act

Canadians have called on the government for strong legislation that will protect our fish and fish habitat for future generations. Following extensive consultation, the government heard from thousands of Canadians, including over 200 Indigenous groups, who said that they want strong, fair and clear legislation that sustains our environment and protects our oceans and waterways.

On February 6, 2018, they introduced proposed amendments to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards into the Fisheries Act.

While protection of fish and fish habitat was a key focus for this legislation, we also looked at changes to support the sustainability of Canada’s marine resources for generations to come.

Read the full proposed act here.