Measures to implement the Precautionary Principle. A set of agreed cost-effective measures and actions, including future courses of action, which ensures prudent foresight, reduces or avoids risk to the resources, the environment, and the people, to the extent possible, taking explicitly into account existing uncertainties and the consequences of being wrong (FAO 1995, 1996). Adapted from Garcia 1996.
Source: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (2003) , Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Source URL: National Code on Introductions and Transfers of Aquatic Organisms
Copyright: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Date of entry: 22/11/2005