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Updated fisheries law could stem loss of stocks, biodiversity: supporters – paNOW

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201977 Views

Significant changes could be coming to the way fisheries are managed in Canada, giving hope for the rebound of some species and the protection of others, says an ocean conservation group.

Josh Laughren, executive director of Oceana Canada, said proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act would prompt the government to rebuild stocks that fall below sustainable levels.

And while the changes still include an “off ramp” for government to make decisions in the interest of short-term economics over longer sustainability, they would require those decisions to be made public, which Laughren said is a step toward ensuring past mistakes aren’t repeated.

Read More: https://panow.com/2019/05/15/updated-fisheries-law-could-stem-loss-of-stocks-biodiversity-supporters/

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