Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)

About CMAC

The Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) is Transport Canada's national consultative body for marine matters. Participants include representatives of individuals and parties that have a recognized interest in boating and shipping concerning safety, recreational matters, navigation, marine pollution and response and marine security.

Subjects typically discussed include:

  • the development and acceptance of international conventions, regulations, codes, standards, and recommendations;
  • the development and implementation of national statutes, regulations, codes, standards, recommendations and procedures;
  • operations and services; and
  • any other matters related to marine safety, marine services, marine pollution prevention and response, and marine security.

There are nine Standing Committees to discuss issues and topics relative to their area and make recommendations for consideration. 

Regional CMAC

The dates of future regional CMAC meetings will be posted on this website as soon as they become available.

Regional Marine Advisory Council (RMAC) Quebec Region

Recently published regulations made pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act 2001

Regulation Title Publication Type Date
Regulations Amending the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations Canada Gazette – Part II July 13, 2016
Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations Canada Gazette – Part I Apr 2, 2016
Regulations Amending the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations Canada Gazette – Part I Feb 6, 2016
Vessel Fire Safety Regulations Canada Gazette – Part I Feb 6, 2016
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