As part of the overall environmental review process, Canadians have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernized and repair our Fisheries Act. The Canadian government is completing its second round of consultations on August 28th and is seeking input.
For Atlantic Canada, proposed changes to the Fisheries Act are important for our independent commercial fisheries, to protect depleted fish stocks and their habitat, as well provide for co-governance with Indigenous Peoples. It is high time that Canada, with its three oceans, had a modern Fisheries Act that can protect our fish and fisheries into the future.
The Ecology Action Center is urging members to send a message to the government of Canada to get our Fisheries Act right. We have made it easy for you with some key recommendations and a letter to the Canadian government with our priorities.
Have your say here!
Senior Marine Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre