An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (commercial seal fishing)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.

Status

Second reading (Senate), as of March 3, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Fisheries Act to prohibit the commercial fishing for seals in Canadian fisheries waters and to disallow the issuance of commercial licences for seal fishing. Exceptions are made for commercial fishing that is carried out under a licence issued to an aboriginal organization or carried out by certain persons exercising harvesting rights under a claims agreement.

Elsewhere

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