ID 5465
Government Canada
Submitted for Sixth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 6)
Main Information
Title The Canadian Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
Description By endorsing the Canadian Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing Operations, fish harvesters volunteer to take appropriate measures to ensure fisheries are harvested and managed responsibly to safeguard sustainable use of Canada's freshwater and marine resources, and to pursue the ecological sustainability of Canadian fisheries. The Code has now been ratified by fisheries fleets and organizations that account for over 80 per cent of Canada’s commercial fish harvest.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-ca-01-en.doc
Additional Information
Countries Canada
Ecosystems Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Fishery policies
Fishery management
Voluntary approaches