Freshwater Conservation planning

WCS Canada Comments - Fishery Act for YFWMB - August 2013


Abstract

We offer support for the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board interpretation of the Implementation of New Protection Provisions under the Fisheries Act. In particular, we believe all fish species in Yukon should be considered part of commercial, recreational or Aboriginal (CRA) fisheries under the Fisheries Act as all are directly fished, are prey or part of a supporting food web, or associated with a fishery. We propose that a project or activity should be considered as causing serious harm if it affects the present or future persistence of a fish population, either directly or through impacts on habitat and the supporting food web, including affecting the ability to adapt to climate change. We also recommend that decision factors and proposed implementation criteria include a provision that any Ministerial decision regarding the protection of CRA fisheries be provided in a public statement fully disclosing which of the four decision factors were used, including the supporting scientific evidence.

Recommended citation

(2013). WCS Canada Comments - Fishery Act for YFWMB - August 2013. WCS Canada. https://wcscanada.org/resources/wcs-canada-comments-fishery-act-for-yfwmb-august-2013/

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

Perpetuating current approaches and proceeding with an “extraction first” mentality is going to have massive climate consequences.
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