Coastal Matters: Proposed Changes to Federal Fisheries Act
The Federal Fisheries Act may be amended. Are you wondering what amendments are being proposed? What do they mean?
We are pleased to announce that at our next Coastal Matters Speakers Series session we will be hosting several representatives from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to discuss the proposed changes to Federal Fisheries Act. An abstract for the talk can be found below.
Due to recent interest in this topic, we will be hosting this as an evening session, to allow plenty of time for discussion. This talk will take place 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Thursday, March 8th in room 2014 of the Forest Centre, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook. As with all Coastal Matters presentations this session is free of charge and open to the public. RSVP’s not required.
Bill C-68 to amend the Fisheries Act was tabled in the House of Commons on February 6th, 2018. The amendments contained within Bill C-68 seek to address the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard’s mandate to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards. The Bill was drafted based on input provided to date through the review of the 2012 changes to the Fisheries Act by Indigenous groups, provinces and territories, stakeholders, and the public. You can read the text of the Bill and follow its progress through the stages of the parliamentary process on the House of Commons website LEGISinfo: http://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-68/first-reading. This presentation will provide an overview of the proposed changes to the Fisheries Act.