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FFHPP Wave 2 Engagement Starts Soon

December 3, 2021

You may recall that in December 2020, DFO initiated Wave 1 of DFO’s Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program (FFHPP) engagement which closed on June 30, 2021 for partners and stakeholders. DFO is excited to begin moving towards Wave 2 of their engagement with Indigenous Peoples, partners, and stakeholders.

As previously noted, FFHPP is using complementary strategies and approaches, in addition to those undertaken through the Talk Fish Habitat Platform, to guide its engagement activities


At this time DFO continues to review feedback received thus far on Wave 1 and expect to share a progress report on what they have heard, and how feedback will influence policies and products. DFO will also release a final engagement report following the end of all Wave 1 engagement endeavors.

In the coming weeks FFHPP will begin Wave 2 engagement starting with a presentation focusing on all that is to come. Wave 2 will continue the conversation on four topics from Wave 1, and start a new conversation on three additional topics.

New Wave 2 engagement topics include:

  • Death of Fish Position Statement
  • Existing Facilities and Structures Position Statement
  • Ecologically Significant Areas

In addition, during Wave 2, further engagement will continue on four areas included in Wave 1:

  • Guidance on the Consideration of Cumulative Effects on Fish and Fish Habitat
  • Prescribed Works and Water Regulation
  • Offsetting and Habitat Banking Policy
  • Codes of Practice – Interim and New

Please take a look at our presentation laying out Wave 2. Engagement exercises and opportunities will follow shortly after. This presentation, as well as all material supporting Wave 2 engagement, will be available via the Talk Fish Habitat Platform. Please view the platform for all resources, updates, and any background information you may need.

Thank you for your continued support.



Jacqueline Nunez

Provincial Partnerships Officer
Partnerships, Outreach, Engagement
Aquatic Ecosystems, Ontario and Prairie Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Government of Canada / Tel: 705-761-5826


Agent des partenariats provinciaux
Partenariat, Sensibilisation, Engagement
Écosystèmes aquatiques, région de l’Ontario et des Prairies
Pêches et Océans Canada/Gouvernement du Canada / Tel: 705-761-5826