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Provincial Fish Policy – EBR 012-0291 – ORA Submission


MNR must ensure that appropriate information such as fisheries management objectives at the appropriate scale and detail are developed, passed on, and incorporated into the renewable energy programs. A siloed and insular approach to renewable energy programs has brought an imbalance to decision making that cannot continue if the intent is to ensure our fisheries are available for the enjoyment and use of future generations.

The fundamental values of ecosystem sustainability should be a key driver in all policies and strategies related to our fisheries, and guidance should include clear management objectives and policies related to the perpetuation of fish and wildlife – including fish passage.

MNR has a clear mandate for management of fisheries; however, currently the Renewable Energy sector and Great Lakes Policy sector are pulling in the very opposite direction.

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