In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-68, which contained crucial amendments to the Fisheries Act. The amendments included in Bill C-68 follow extensive consultation on this key federal law, as part of the government’s commitment to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards in the Act.
This brief was submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans as part of their review of Bill C-68. The submission outlines West Coast Environmental Law Association’s recommended amendments to ensure that the renewed Fisheries Act provides proper safeguards for fish and fish habitat across Canada.
West Coast Environmental Law Association