Marine Safety and Security Regulatory Engagement Opportunities

Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)

The Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) is Transport Canada's primary 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.

National CMAC

The most recently held national CMAC took place at the Shaw Center, located at 55 Colonel By Drive in Ottawa, from April 19 to 21, 2016.

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

Planning for the next CMAC is presently underway and will be posted on this this website as soon as the location and dates are determined.

Recently Published Regulations

Canada Gazette – Part I

Regulation Title Date
Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations Apr 2, 2016
Regulations Amending the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations Feb 6, 2016
Vessel Fire Safety Regulations Feb 6, 2016
Regulations Amending the Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations and Making a Related Amendment Feb 13, 2016
Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations Jan 9, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Regulations Nov 28, 2015
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Tariff Regulations, 1996 Nov 14, 2015

Canada Gazette – Part II

Regulation Title Date
Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations Oct 19, 2016
Regulations Amending the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations July 13, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Tariff Regulations – Newfoundland and Labrador Non-Compulsory Areas July 13, 2016
Regulations Amending the Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations and Making a Related Amendment May 18, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Regulations Mar 23, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Tariff Regulations, 1996 Mar 23, 2016
Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations Dec 30, 2015
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