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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: DFO-PAF SARA 82a

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. DFO-PAF SARA 82a is issued.

Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

Authorized representatives of BHCAP will sell hatchery-raised Northern abalone to a restaurant in order to deter illegal poaching of wild individuals and fund further research on this species. The ultimate goal is to assist in the recovery of Northern abalone by enhancing survival of wild individuals.

Start Date: 2008-08-01   End Date: 2008-12-31

Issuing Authority: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • British Columbia

Affected Species:

(a) all reasonable alternatives to the activity that would reduce the impact on the species have been considered and the best solution has been adopted: • Transport of marked individuals from the hatchery to the buyer’s location will occur under strict conditions, to prevent illegal trade of wild abalone. Conditions include inspections of individuals, tagged containers and tracking forms. The abalone must not be removed from the premises of the buyer at any time. (b) all feasible measures will be taken to minimize the impact of the activity on the species or its critical habitat or the residences of its individuals: • The animals that will be sold have been generated and reared entirely in the hatchery, and have never been part of the wild population. The tracking methods are in place to prevent illegal trade of wild abalone. (c) the activity will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species: • The proposed activities are designed to enhance the chance of recovery for Northern abalone.

Contact Person(s)
Jeff Johansen
Species at Risk Regional Manager
Fisheries and Oceans
200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3S4