OceanCanada partner Oceana Canada has released its second annual Fishery Audit.
The Fishery Audit reports on the state of fish stocks and tracks progress on how well the government is meeting its policy and management commitments. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has made significant investments in federal fisheries science, and the department continues to increase transparency by releasing its annual Sustainability Survey for Fisheries and departmental work plans. Despite the investments, there has been no measurable change in fisheries management or stock health.
Rebuilding and sustainably managing Canada’s fisheries will require continued and sustained investment in science and management capacity. In this report, we have outlined recommendations for actions needed in the next year to rebuild abundance in Canada’s oceans.
View the full report at fisheryaudit.ca