Share and view ideas: Policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans

Current status: Open

Opened on August 20, 2020 and will close to new input on November 18, 2020

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is seeking feedback on its draft policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans, to further understand stakeholder views and interests on the subject matter. The input collected will help validate or improve the policies and ensure that they are based on appropriate principles that matter to Canadians.

Join in: How to participate

Share your ideas online

Use the online form.

Send us an email

Send an email to DFO.NCR.CetaceansCaptivity-CetacesCaptivite.RCN.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The Government of Canada will engage with:

The Government of Canada is also looking forward to receiving comments from marine mammal scientists or veterinarians, academic institutions, and the general public.

Key questions for discussion

Your ideas and input are sought around a suite of draft Policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans, which will provide guidance for the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard to grant or deny authorizations regarding:

Privacy notice statement

As per Personal Information Bank PSU 938 (Outreach Activities) and PSU 914 (Public Communications), personal information is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act for the purpose of seeking stakeholder feedback on the draft  Policies on Fisheries Act Authorizations related to Cetaceans in Captivity and Reproductive Materials of Cetaceans. The feedback provided can be subject to access to information and privacy requests and will be administered in accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act. Please do not provide any personal information/history in the open text box field. Participation in the activity is completely voluntary. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over DFO's handling of your information.

Please do not provide any personal information/history in the open text box field

Written comments can be submitted anonymously, no return address is required.

The input gathered through this process will be used to validate or improve the draft policies with regard to balancing the various interests of the stakeholders. The input will also be used to ensure an efficient implementation of the permitting process for both the permit applicants and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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