Later this month the Qalipu First Nation Natural Resource Division (QNR) will host engagement sessions with members to request input on the federal government review of the changes to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act. The focus of the review is restoration of lost protections and the addition of modern safeguards to both Acts. It is important that our First Nation community provide input regarding the best ways to safeguard our fish and fish habitat for future generations, as well as comment on the impact of legislation change on the long-term viability of commercial and recreational use of Canada’s waterways.
QNR is requesting that Band members come forward and participate in one of two upcoming regional engagement sessions to be held in Western and Central Newfoundland. Feedback can be provided to us in-person at the sessions, or through written submissions to the email below.
Regional sessions will be held in the following locations:
Corner Brook (Western): January 24th at 6:00 pm in the Qalipu Community Room at 1 Church St.
Grand Falls-Windsor (Central): January 26th at 6:00 pm in the Qalipu Community Room at 28 Hardy Ave. Light refreshments will be provided.
For background information on the Fisheries Act changes, please visit here. For background information on the Navigation Protection Act changes, please visit here.
For more information on the work of QNR and the upcoming engagement sessions please contact:
Andrea Coombs, Natural Resources Technician