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.
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