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Fisheries Act

Version of section 6 from 2019-06-21 to 2019-08-27:

Marginal note:Factors

 Before recommending to the Governor in Council that a regulation be made in respect of section 35 or under paragraph 37(3)(c) or 43(1)(i.01) or subsection 43(5), and before exercising any power under subsection 20(2) or (3) or 21(1), paragraph 35(2)(b) or (c) or subsection 35(3), or under subsection 37(2) with regard to an offence under subsection 40(1) or with regard to harm to fish, the Minister shall consider the following factors:

  • (a) the contribution of the relevant fish to the ongoing productivity of commercial, recreational or Indigenous fisheries;

  • (b) fisheries management objectives;

  • (c) whether there are measures and standards to avoid, mitigate or offset serious harm to fish that are part of a commercial, recreational or Indigenous fishery, or that support such a fishery; and

  • (d) the public interest.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-14, s. 6
  • 1991, c. 1, s. 2
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 135
  • 2019, c. 14, s. 50(E)

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