Comment on a regulatory proposal regarding fish stocks and rebuilding plans
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from December 6, 2018, to February 15, 2019.
We sought feedback on the proposed elements of a regulation, which has 2 parts:
- a list of major fish stocks that will be subject to the fish stocks provisions (Section 6.1 to 6.2) in Bill C-68 once the bill becomes law
- the required contents of rebuilding plans and the timelines to complete them
Who was the focus of this consultation
We sought feedback from:
- Indigenous peoples
- commercial and recreational fish harvesters
- non-governmental organizations
- provincial and territorial governments
- others with an interest in fisheries
Why we’re developing this proposed regulation
Once Bill C-68 becomes law, the proposed fish stocks provisions will only apply to major fish stocks prescribed by regulation. The first part of the proposed regulation includes the first batch of these stocks.
For the second part of the proposed regulation, the fish stocks provisions require that Fisheries and Oceans Canada develop a rebuilding plan when a stock has become depleted and declined below its limit reference point.
The proposed regulation will set out the required contents of rebuilding plans and the timelines to develop them. We already have a policy and guidelines that set out these requirements:
- A Fishery Decision-Making Framework Incorporating the Precautionary Approach (2009)
- Guidance for the Development of Rebuilding Plans under the Precautionary Approach Framework: Growing Stocks out of the Critical Zone (2013)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada c/o Marc Clemens
Subject: Proposed regulation on rebuilding plans: feedback
14W-084, 200 Kent St
Ottawa ON K1A 0E6
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