Passage of Bill C-68 ushers in wave of new protections for fish, and for the rivers, lakes and oceans they call home

Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act  — After almost four years of consultation and parliamentary process, environmental protections for fish and their habitat have finally been restored as a requirement under … [Read more...]

Canada is once again a world leader in fisheries management and protection

Conservation Council applauds new Canadian Fisheries Act, amendments to expand definitions for fish habitats, encourage reconciliation Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. November 2016. The Conservation Council … [Read more...]

Statement on new Fisheries Act passing House of Commons

Attention News Editors: The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Bill C-68, the proposed new Fisheries Act, passing in the House of Commons. “Today we are one step closer to … [Read more...]

Good news for the Bay of Fundy: statement on new Fisheries Act

Attention New Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, and Matt Abbott, the Fundy Baykeeper. issued the following statement with respect to the introduction of the new national Fisheries Act. "The new law that protects Canada’s fisheries and … [Read more...]

Conservation Council applauds report from Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

FREDERICTON –The Conservation Council in collaboration with other Canadian environmental organizations, wrote to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans on March 7, 2017, thanking the entire membership of the Standing … [Read more...]

Let’s talk clean water and better fish habitat

Your Conservation Council team is working hard with science and policy groups from all across Canada to help restore key protections for fish and freshwater and marine habitat lost under the previous government’s amendments in the “Omnibus” bill. … [Read more...]

No Habitat, No Fish – Groups launch petition to speed up the restoration of the Fisheries Act

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve environmental protection of Canada's fresh and saltwater, the Conservation Council is support a petition to restore habitat protections under the Fisheries Act. The Conservation Council has worked for … [Read more...]