As part of a broader suite of environmental law reforms, (including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, National Energy Board Act, and Navigation Protection Act) the Fisheries Act has been under review since 2016.
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In the summer of 2017, BC’s new provincial government promised to reform environmental assessment and planning in British Columbia.
In December 2017, the BC government opened an engagement process to solicit feedback from the general public, qualified professionals, and other stakeholders about how the current professional reliance model is working in BC.
The federal government's review of Canada's environmental laws presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen five of our most important statutes: the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act, National Energy Board A
This submission to the federal review of the Fisheries Act sets out West Coast Environmental Law Association’s top ten recommendations to strengthen and modernize this important law.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO) submitted a report in February 2017, containing a series of recommendations that provide a sound basis for restoring lost protections to the Fisheries Act.
On December 31, 2016 Environment Canada posted its notice of intent to establish the Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area.
In fall 2016, the federal government began a review of changes to the Fisheries Act, with the aim o
The inclusion of environmental flow needs (“EFNs”) in the Water Sustainability Act (“WSA”) is a significant step forward in the management of our water resources in British Columbia.