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New Fisheries Act could mark a turning point for Canada’s depleted fisheries

By Josh Laughren and Roger Augustine      

We urge the Senate to support rebuilding provisions in Bill C-68, and quickly make it the law of the land, and the sea.

This is an important step in healing our natural environment. More fish provides more options to resolve conflicts and provides a brighter future for communities that rely on the sea for culture, protein and livelihoods, write Josh Laughren and Roger Augustine. The Hill Times file photograph

This month, as the Senate reviews amendments to the Fisheries Act, Bill C-68, it has a rare opportunity to help right a historic wrong: the chronic overfishing of our wild fish populations and failure to rebuild them. If the Senate passes this bill, we can be on the path to restoring the abundance that was once commonplace in our oceans.

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