Consultations

Species At Risk Consultations

Consultation is an integral part of SARA. There are two main stages for which consultations are undertaken: listing and recovery planning.

Receive more information or provide feedback on species involved in either of these stages.

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Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB)

The Sport Fishing Advisory Board has been an advisory body to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) on recreational issues since 1964.

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First Nations Consultations

Consulting is an important part of good governance, sound policy development and decision-making. In addition to good governance objectives, Canada has statutory, contractual and common law obligations to consult with Aboriginal groups.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has a broad mandate, with the authority to regulate and enforce activities, develop policy, provide services and manage programs. To help ensure that the department's policies and programs are aligned with its vision and effectively address the interests and preferences of Canadians, DFO supports consultations that are transparent, accessible and accountable.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region, undertakes consultations in order to improve departmental decision-making processes, promote understanding of fisheries, oceans and marine transport issues, and strengthen relationships. Policy guidance and strategic direction for public consultation activity is provided by the Consultation Secretariat in the Policy Branch.

Recently Concluded Consultations

  • Aug. 30–Nov. 30, 2016: Consultations on the potential listing of the Central Pacific Coast population of Eulachon under the Species at Risk Act
  • Aug. 30–Nov. 30, 2016: Consultations on the potential listing of the Fraser River population of Eulachon under the Species at Risk Act
  • 2016 Regional Consultation on the Draft Action Plan and amended Recovery Strategy for the Transient (Bigg’s) Killer Whale in Canada