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Fisheries Act

Version of section 6.1 from 2019-06-21 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Measures to maintain fish stocks

  •  (1) In the management of fisheries, the Minister shall implement measures to maintain major fish stocks at or above the level necessary to promote the sustainability of the stock, taking into account the biology of the fish and the environmental conditions affecting the stock.

  • Marginal note:Limit reference point

    (2) If the Minister is of the opinion that it is not feasible or appropriate, for cultural reasons or because of adverse socio-economic impacts, to implement the measures referred to in subsection (1), the Minister shall set a limit reference point and implement measures to maintain the fish stock above that point, taking into account the biology of the fish and the environmental conditions affecting the stock.

  • Marginal note:Publication of decision

    (3) If the Minister sets a limit reference point in accordance with subsection (2), he or she shall publish the decision to do so, within a reasonable time and with reasons, on the Internet site of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

  • 2012, c. 19, s. 135
  • 2019, c. 14, s. 9

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