Published On: March 18th, 2019
This submission on Bill C-68: An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence was submitted to the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (POFO) by 23 NGOs, including the POLIS Project. This submission reflects the views of a group of conservation and environmental organizations that has been working together on Fisheries Act reform for over three years. It focuses on three aspects of Bill C-68 that are fundamental to protecting, restoring and sustaining fish populations and fish habitat for generations to come:
1. Environmental flows for fish and fish habitat;
2. Rebuilding and sustaining fish populations; and,
3. Habitat offsetting to help address cumulative effects.