09 April 2020 – Recreational fishing season delayed

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Tourism
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Environment, Water, and Climate Change Minister Natalie Jameson

Overview: To support public health efforts to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the opening of the recreational fishing season on Prince Edward Island is being delayed until at least June 1, 2020.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/recreational-fishing-season-delayed-until-at-least-june-1

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “When making this decision, we considered the need to protect our front-line staff like Conservation Officers and first responders. They are already working incredibly hard during this time to keep us safe. We need to stay apart to support them.” Jamie Fox, Minister of Fisheries and Communities.