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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: MPO-LEP-QC-17-002

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. MPO-LEP-QC-17-002 is issued.

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

Description:
This licence authorizes bait trap, beach seine or kick-net-type catches of Striped Bass, Copper Redhorse, Eastern Sand Darter or Channel Darter for fish sampling. These activities are part of a project to describe the entire fish community in the watercourses of the Department of National Defence's Nicolet grounds. The above-listed species at risk may be caught because some of the monitoring plan's sampling areas are located in these species' range or adjacent ranges.

Start Date: 2017-05-19   End Date: 2017-09-30

Issuing Authority: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Quebec

Affected Species:

Pre-Conditions:
a) Alternatives: The best methods have been chosen to compile these inventories. The catch methods are non-lethal and minimize the risk of injury. The methods do not affect habitat. b) All possible measures have been taken to minimize this activity's negative consequences on the Striped Bass, Copper Redhorse, Eastern Sand Darter and Channel Darter. The chosen fishing techniques reduce mortality probabilities and caught fish are immediately released at the catch site in the best possible conditions for fish survival. A maximum of 3 dead Channel Darter individuals may be kept for subsequent identification purposes. The restricted sampling period runs from May 19 to July 14, 2017 in environments that contain the biophysical features for Eastern Sand Darter and Channel Darter spawning habitats. c) The activity will not jeopardize the species' survival or recovery. The activity must not cause Striped Bass, Copper Redhorse, Eastern Sand Darter or Channel Darter mortality. A maximum of 3 Channel Darter individuals may be collected if identification is too difficult in the field. This type of fishing must not impact these species' habitats.

Contact Person(s)
Ms. Nicole Bouchard
Species at Risk Program
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
850 route de la Mer, P.O. Box 1000
Mont-Joli, QC
G5H 3Z4
lep-sara-qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca