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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SECT 08 SCI 048

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SECT 08 SCI 048 is issued.

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

Description:
The project is one of fish salvage prior to sections of the river being blocked and diverted to allow the installation of sanitary sewer siphons at two locations. The installations will occur in the dry river bed after the river is diverted. Nooksack dace are known to inhabit the river and will be part of the fish salvage operation.

Start Date: 2008-07-10   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:

Pre-Conditions:
a) The selected collection methods have minimal impact on fish or fish habitat. The 2 work areas are 10m x 15m each. Stop nets will be installed upstream and downstream of the work areas. Minnow traps will be set to capture most fish, followed by electrofishing to capture the residual. All captured fish will be transported in river water to an area of the river that will not be affected by the work, and released. b) The effect of research activities on fish and fish habitat is minimized by use of approved research methodologies. The combination of techniques will ensure salvage of all Nooksack Dace prior to construction. c) The research is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. Probability of encountering Nooksack dace is high. Probability of harm is considered low if the mitigation measures are carried out. The fish salvage will not impact habitat, the construction work will. This permit does not approve any harm or destruction to potential critical habitat of Nooksack dace.

Contact Person(s)
Director
SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
SARA/LEP.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca