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e-244 (Fishing industry)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Addison Herman from Nanaimo, British Columbia, on April 28, 2016, at 12:38 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Endangered species
Fisheries and fishers
Imports
Shark
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • It is our obligation as Canadians to lead a global example to protect our ocean's ecological systems; and
  • The populations of many shark species are in rapid decline and government intervention is needed.
We, the undersigned, citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Recognize that the importation and fishing of endangered sharks has a drastic negative impact on the shark populations;
2. Consider the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list concerning the status of shark species that illustrates the decline of numerous populations;
3. Ban the importation and sale of species listed as endangered or critically endangered on the aforementioned list; and
4. Place a responsible limit on the amount of sharks that may be imported into Canada.
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on November 14, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00879)
Government response tabled on January 30, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-07)
Open for signature : April 28, 2016, at 12:38 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 26, 2016, at 12:38 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
16
British Columbia
96
Manitoba
11
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
4
Nova Scotia
28
Ontario
240
Quebec
17
Saskatchewan
96
Yukon
1
Other Countries
2
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