New Fisheries Act Restores Lost Protections and Adds Modern Safeguards
February 6, 2018 | 1 min. read
Fisheries Act amendments show promise, but true test will be in implementation
Today, the Government of Canada tabled a new Fisheries Act, with the goal of upgrading the Act to restoring protections that were lost as part of the 2012 Omnibus budget Bill as well as add modern safeguards. The Fisheries Act hasn’t seen tangible improvement since it was created in 1868 and has not included a purpose section since amendments were made in 1996.