The Future of Canada's Commercial Fisheries

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is meeting with stakeholders and Aboriginal groups to discuss ways to modernize fisheries management.

Over the course of this process, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn more about DFO’s long-term approach to fisheries management, including key components such as the stabilization of sharing arrangements and the use of evergreen Integrated Fisheries Management Plans (IFMPs) based on scientific advice provided on a multi-year cycle;
  • Learn about a new Policy Framework on Managing Bycatch and Discards and provide input and feedback that will inform the policy’s development;
  • Learn about two new sustainability tools: the Precautionary Approach Framework Rebuilding Plan Guidelines and the Benthic Ecological Risk Analysis Framework, and how they are to be used; and
  • Offer your thoughts on how the complex web of rules currently governing fisheries management could be streamlined, with a focus on improving the fisheries management regime so that harvesters can make long-term business decisions and create a self-adjusting industry that better responds to changing market conditions.
Release Date: 
July 2012
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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