29 January 2018

With increasing climatic and demographic pressures, fisheries today are anything but endless natural resources, yet the Fisheries Act has not been upgraded since 1977. Considering the economic and ecologic urgency of the situation, the current government’s promise to reform the Act is a “perfect opportunity to modernize our fisheries regime,” commented Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny in an opinion piece published in The Hill Times. Fisheries are “crucial for the well-being and survival of many Canadians”; it is up to the government that the Fisheries Act “gets the upgrade it deserves.” Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny is a 2017 Trudeau scholar as well as a doctoral student and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.

Read the full article to discover Pierre’s four recommendations for an upgrade of the Fisheries Act.

Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny

Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny (environmental law, University of Ottawa) critically analyzes rules under the law of the sea that protect marine biodiversity with a view to promoting a more sustainable relationship between marine life and humanity.

2017 Scholars