About this consultation
The Fisheries Act gives the Government of Canada the authority to manage Canadian fisheries and protect the habitat that supports them. It is an essential tool for conserving the sustainability of our fisheries.
The Government of Canada is reviewing the 2012–2013 changes to the Fisheries Act. Public consultation is an important part of this review. We want to know your thoughts on restoring lost protections in the Fisheries Act. We also want to hear your ideas on how we can incorporate modern safeguards.
Your input will help inform the Government of Canada’s Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes.
This consultation is being carried out in two phases. The goal of this phase, Phase I, is to seek the public’s feedback on the 2012–2013 amendments to the Fisheries Act. Phase II will take place during the spring 2017 and will focus on seeking public feedback on options for moving forward with new legislation and regulations, where appropriate.
We want to hear from all Canadians. We welcome everyone to take part in answering our questions in the eWorkbooks and joining in the conversation through our Ideas Forum.