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Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations (SOR/2015-121).

Country
Canada
Document type
Regulation
Date
2015
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Marine fisheries Aquaculture Mariculture Marine fishes Enforcement/compliance
Geographical area
Americas, North America
Abstract

The present Regulations are made under the Fisheries Act. The purpose of the Act is to manage the threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS). They pose a significant and growing threat to Canada’s freshwater and marine ecosystems with consequences to multiple economic sectors in Canada. At present Canada does not have national regulations, making it difficult to safe-guard our valuable waterways from new and established species. Invasive species are plants, animals, aquatic life and micro-organism

Full text
English
Website
www.canada.justice.gc.ca

References - Legislation

Implements

Fisheries Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. F-14).

Legislation | Canada | 2016 (1985)

Keyword: Marine pollution, Basic legislation, Marine fisheries, Aquaculture, Mariculture, Marine fishes, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing gear/fishing method, Crustaceans, Navigation, Aquatic plants, Inland fisheries, Molluscs, Institution, Equipment, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Waterworks, Fishing authorization, Fishing charge, Fishing vessel, Marking/identification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX