Forward Regulatory Plan 2019-2021

A forward regulatory plan is a public list or description of anticipated regulatory changes or actions that a department intends to bring forward or undertake in a specified time frame. It is intended to give consumers, business, other stakeholders and trading partners greater opportunity to inform the development of regulations and to plan for the future. It should be noted that this forward regulatory plan will be adjusted and updated over time as Fisheries and Oceans Canada's operating environment also changes over time.

This plan provided information on regulatory proposals that Fisheries and Oceans Canada expects to bring forward over the next two years. It also identifies public consultation opportunities and a departmental contact point for each regulatory initiative.

Proposed regulatory initiatives

Fisheries management

Aquaculture management

Fish and fish habitat protection


Fisheries Policy

Marine protected areas and marine conservation

Species at risk (aquatic)

Long term regulatory initiatives (5 years)

Fisheries management

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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