Implementation of 2012 Fisheries Act

In March 2017, the JBACE presented a Guide to ensure consideration of Aboriginal fisheries during project self-assessments in accordance with the 2012 Fisheries Act. The production of this guide stems from the JBACE's recommendation sent to the DFO in August 2014.

This voluntary information exchange program, aside from ensuring respect of fishing rights recognized by the JBNQA, allows the Crees to obtain more information about proposed projects. During the review of the 2012 Fisheries Act undertaken by the Government of Canada, the JBACE recommended that this program become mandatory for proponents (see Comments).