The new legislation, which is making its way through the Senate, restore the integrity of our fisheries policies by making it clear that the fisheries minister has the authority to make decisions and adopt policies that protect fishermen and the communities that rely on them.
Fishing communities throughout the Atlantic, Quebec, and British Columbia, employ thousands of people and are the hidden socio-economic success story of Canada’s fishery policy, writes Melanie Sonnenberg of the Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
In late June, just before its summer recess, the House marked a pivotal moment in the history of Canada’s fisheries by forwarding legislation to the Senate to amend the Fisheries Act.
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