Fisheries Act updates supporting independent fish harvesters

Learn about how the modernized Fisheries Act supports strong independent inshore commercial fisheries in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

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What’s changed in the Fisheries Act

The modernized Fisheries Act recognizes that when making decisions under the act, the Minister can take into account:

Under the modernized Act, we have clarified authorities for making regulations to protect aspects of the inshore fisheries policies. This includes rules that:

Effects of the new Fisheries Act include:

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