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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: MPO-LEP- QCDPP-2017-001

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. MPO-LEP- QCDPP-2017-001 is issued.

Activity affecting the species is incidental to the carrying out of the activity

The project involves installing a temporary cofferdam on the perimeter of Lake Saint-Louis to isolate the work area and secure the Kathryn Spirit to proceed with dismantling the vessel. The riprap cofferdam will isolate an aquatic area of 3,227 m2. The authorized activity consists of catching fish that may be in the cofferdam enclosure before beginning to dismantle the vessel and relocating them in Lake Saint-Louis.

Start Date: 2017-03-01   End Date: 2017-08-31

Issuing Authority: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Quebec

Affected Species:

a) Alternatives: The choice of site cannot be changed because the vessel is aground at this location. A temporary cofferdam is required and is the best solution to complete the work. b) Measures to minimize impact: The cofferdam will be built in winter when grass beds and the associated species are typically absent. All captive fish in the confined or buffered sections of the work area will be carefully covered and immediately placed in the aquatic environment, in an area promoting their survival, so as to avoid any fish mortality. An appropriate device will be installed at the entrance of the pumping hose (for example, a strainer) to prevent fish from being sucked in. c) Effects on survival and recovery: There is a low probability of aquatic species at risk being present in the work area, and mitigation measures are planned to prevent fish mortality in the cofferdam enclosure. For these reasons, the project is unlikely to threaten the survival or recovery of the species affected by this permit.

Contact Person(s)
Jean-Yves Savaria
Fisheries Protection Division, Regulatory Reviews, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
850 route de la Mer, P.O. Box 1000
Mont-Joli , QC
G5H 3Z4