Consultation on proposed national ticketing for fisheries violations
Current status: Open
We plan to expand our options for enforcing the following regulations:
- Pacific Fishery Regulations
- Atlantic Fishery Regulations
- Fishery (General) Regulations
- British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations
- Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations
We want to expand our use of tickets for minor fishing offences.
Currently, fishery officers can either issue a warning or lay charges. Using tickets for minor fisheries violations would have the following positive effects:
- Individuals and companies that are ticketed would save the time and expense of appearing in court.
- Courts could focus on more serious offences.
- Fishery officers would have more time to focus on higher priority files.
- There would be a consistent national approach to minor fisheries violations.
We’re looking for comments from:
- stakeholders, such as:
- commercial fishers
- recreational fishers
- Indigenous groups
- members of the public
- provincial governments
The purpose of this consultation is to ask for your comments on:
- whether the proposed fines and violations make sense and seem consistent and fair
- the positive and negative effects this ticketing plan will have on you or your industry
- whether this ticketing plan will be accepted in your region or industry or seen as problematic
When and where
The online consultation will be available until January 31, 2018.
How to participate
If you want to participate in the consultation, you may review the consultation deck in the related links section and:
- send us your comments by:
Your feedback will be used to develop options going forward.
DFO Ticketing Consultation
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6
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