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Country profileCanada: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. F-15).
Long title: An Act respecting the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Date of original text: 1985. Date of consolidation/reprint: 01 August 2015.
Type of text: Legislation

Available web site: www.gc.ca
Full text available (English): can123299.pdf

Comments: The present Act has been amended last on 1 August 2015, as current to 9 November 2016.

This Act regulates the deposit of waste in Arctic waters and various matters related to the protection of those waters such as civil liability arising from deposit, constructions of works, shipping safety control zones, enforcement and offences and punishment. "Arctic waters" is defined in section 2. Except as authorized by regulations made under this section, no person or ship shall deposit or permit the deposit of waste of any type in the arctic waters or in any place on the mainland or islands of the Canadian arctic under any conditions where the waste or any other waste that results from the deposit of the waste may enter the arctic waters. The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribingthe type and quantity of waste, if any, that may be deposited by any person or ship in the arctic waters or in any place on the mainland or islands of the Canadian arctic.

Descriptors (Fisheries): institution; inland fisheries; harbour; legal proceedings/administrative proceedings; research
Descriptors (Sea): institution; research; legal proceedings/administrative proceedings; research