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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: DFO-17-PCAA-00025

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. DFO-17-PCAA-00025 is issued.

Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) (Aurora District) will be backpack electrofishing within watercourses identified by the MNRF as occupied or recovery habitat for Redside Dace. The purpose of the targeted inventory is to protect the species listed under the Endangered Species Act and to better inform the Ministry’s knowledge of its distribution.

Start Date: 2017-06-28   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):

  • Ontario

Affected Species:

a) The time of year and location has been chosen to maximize potential interaction with Redside Dace for MNRF to map and protect its regulated habitat. MNRF Aurora District has one GoPro camera, but it would not be efficient for the number of sites to be inventoried. b) Measures to minimize impact: All sampling will be done using trained staff only. No potential samples will be retained. eDNA research will be employed where appropriate instead of electrofishing. Sampling will be halted if Redside Dace is found to be present at a site, in order to reduce harm to the population. Appropriate voltage and handling procedures will be followed, as outlined in the Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (Stanfield 2010). c) Effects on survival and recovery: The purpose of the targeted inventory is to protect the species listed under the Endangered Species Act, and to better inform our Ministry’s knowledge of their distribution. It is expected that the activity will have an overall benefit on the survival and recovery of Redside Dace.

Contact Person(s)
Mr. Raymond Ratynski
Regional Manager, Species at Risk Program
Freshwater Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
501 University Crescent
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N6
Tel: 204-983-4438
Fax: 204-983-5192