Fisheries Act

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Draft Regulations Released for Deposits of Deleterious Substances under the Fisheries Act

One of the most significant provisions in the federal Fisheries Act is the prohibition in section 36(3) against releasing deleterious substances into waters frequented by fish. This prohibition has been interpreted broadly by...more

Changes to the Fisheries Act and Regulations to Come into Force on November 25, 2013

Federal Bills C-38 and C-45, both of which received royal assent in 2012, made several noteworthy changes to the Fisheries Act, including...more

Alberta First Nations Challenge Constitutionality of Federal Regulatory Reforms

On January 8, 2012, the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Frog Lake First Nation (the First Nations), both located in Alberta, filed notices of application (the Applications) with the Federal Court seeking judicial review of...more

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