When we gaze at the mountains and sunset reflecting off the ocean, it’s easy to forget about the critters below the surface. Unlike the eagles and douglas firs we rarely come face to face with rockfish. And if things don’t change soon, we may never be able to.Read More
The Fisheries Act has been in place since 1868 and is one of the strongest acts protecting wildlife habitat in Canada. The Harper government is planning to change the act from its current form that bans any “harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat” to a revised version that would ban anything causing "adverse effect" on "fish of economic, cultural or ecological value".
As someone constantly surrounded by fisheries management and currently policy changes, I've heard quite a bit surrounding the current Canadian governments proposed changes to the Fisheries Act. I wrote to some Ministers of Parliament and would like to share their responses with you.