Engagement on the future of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

Current status: Closed

This engagement ran from July 20, 2017, to September 29, 2017. Further engagement opportunities will follow in 2018. See the ‘What we heard’ report for summaries of the discussions that took place.

Why

In August 2016, the province of Manitoba announced their withdrawal from the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act. Their withdrawal will take effect on December 1, 2017. In preparation for this, we have spoken with affected stakeholders.

Who was the focus of this consultation

This engagement sought for comments from:

Key topics

The purpose of this engagement was to:

What we heard

Over 300 people participated through the in-person sessions held in 19 communities across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Approximately 40 online surveys were also completed.

We heard your views and concerns, and recognize fishers are greatly impacted, especially those in northern, remote communities and the Northwest Territories.

We’ll continue to:

We also recognize the priority that the Government of the Northwest Territories has placed on revitalization of their fishery. This includes their plan to open a new fish processing plant in Hay River. We’ll work closely with them in support of their efforts.

Final report

Related Information

Contact us

FFMC Engagement
Strategic Partnerships
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent St., 14th floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E6
Email: DFO-Freshwater@dfo-mpo.gc.ca