Fishery Notice

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FN1117-GENERAL INFORMATION - Consultation on ticketing under the Fisheries Act for commercial and recreational fisheries

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is planning to expand and update the use of 
ticketing under the Contraventions Regulations  to cover minor offences, for 
both commercial and recreational fishing activities for the following 
regulations: Fishery (General) Regulations (FGR); Pacific Fishery Regulations, 
1993 (PFR); and, British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996 (BCSFR).  It 
is anticipated that ticketing for minor offences will reduce the need to lay 
charges, thereby saving individuals and companies the time and expense of 
appearing in court.

A website has been created to get your opinion on whether you think ticketing 
is a useful tool, the benefits or drawbacks you foresee for your activities or 
industry, and how this ticketing regime will be accepted in your area.

Please visit the website at:


Chris Manore

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1117
Sent October 23, 2017 at 1056