Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Government Introduces New Fisheries Act

Released on November 6, 2019

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan introduced legislation today that will improve the province’s ability to respond to threats posed by prohibited and aquatic invasive species, and provide additional protection for aquatic species at risk.

The Fisheries Act (Saskatchewan), 2019, modernizes the language and clarifies the current intent of the Act.  The new Act also provides consistency with other pieces of legislation, such as The Wildlife Act, 1998 and The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010

“This modernized legislation is an important step in fulfilling our government’s promise to protect Saskatchewan waterbodies from prohibited and aquatic invasive species,” Duncan said.  “We are confident that provisions in the new Act will better allow us to sustain, protect and preserve our province’s fishery resources and habitat for future generations to enjoy.”

The new Act addresses specific gaps and limitations identified under the existing legislation and provides solutions to address those challenges.

Key enhancements include:
  • increasing the authority to respond quickly and efficiently to prohibited and aquatic invasive species threats;
  • providing authority to enable the development of Saskatchewan Environmental Code chapters;
  • providing the Minister with the authority to appoint members to the Saskatchewan Fisheries Advisory Committee; and
  • adding provisions to protect provincial aquatic species at risk that are not currently protected under federal legislation.
The new Act allows administrative penalties to be applied for offences that don’t directly impact fishery resources, but still warrant a form of financial consequence, such as failing to abide by permitting conditions.

During development of the new Act, the ministry engaged with First Nations and Métis communities, the Saskatchewan Fisheries Advisory Committee and stakeholders.

The Fisheries (Saskatchewan) Act,1994, had not been subjected to a full review since its inception.  The new legislation is expected to be in place by spring 2020.


For more information, contact:

Jamie Gibson
Phone: 306-798-3900

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve