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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-297
An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (selective fishing programs)
FIRST READING, May 26, 2021
Mr. Strahl
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SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Fisheries Act to authorize the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to establish selective fishing programs to allow for the conservation of any species of fish that is at risk of overexploitation and to promote the fishing of species of which there are healthy stocks.
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2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-297
An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (selective fishing programs)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. F-14

Fisheries Act

1The Fisheries Act is amended by adding the following after section 6.‍2:
Selective fishing programs
6.‍21(1)The Minister may, as part of a measure implemented under subsection 6.‍1(1) or a plan developed under subsection 6.‍2(1), establish a selective fishing program in any area that the Minister specifies to allow for the conservation of a species of fish and to promote the fishing of species of which there are healthy stocks.
Implementation
(2)The Minister may impose any obligation that the Minister considers to be necessary for the implementation of a selective fishing program, including restricting, for the purpose of preventing the unintended catching of the affected species of fish, the use of any type of fishing gear or equipment or fishing vessel in the specified area, requiring the return to the water unharmed of any fish that was caught unintentionally and requiring the marking of hatchery fish.
2Subsection 43(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (c):
(c.‍1)for the purposes of section 6.‍21, respecting the marking of hatchery fish;
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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