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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: PAC SARA 97

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. PAC SARA 97 is issued.

Scientific research for the conservation of the species

Under this permit 10,000 hatchery-raised northern abalone may be out-planted by the scientific research crew for the purpose of rebuilding the wild abalone population. The authorized persons must obtain the appropriate licence from the federal/provincial Introductions and Transfers Committee prior to any transfer of abalone, including to the wild.

Start Date: 2008-07-04   End Date: 2008-07-31

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) The selected collection methods have minimal impact on fish or fish habitat. All abalone to be used are hatchery raised. The out-planting will be done by experienced divers. Every effort will be made to ensure these abalone are in the best possible condition during transport and that all abalone adhere to the substrate at the outplanting site. b) The effect of research activities on fish and fish habitat is minimized by use of approved research methodologies. No harm or disturbance are anticipated to existing wild abalone. The outplanted animals have been raised from broodstock collected in the same area. The juveniles were reared in the facility in local, natural seawater. In addition, disease screening of the hatchery animals has been carried out. c) The research is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. The methods to be used are the most effective at providing key knowledge for the conservation of the species, while minimizing negative impacts and enhancing the local wild populations. In the event of an incident causing injury or death to any wild northern abalone a Fishery Officer shall be notified immediately and all operations suspended.

Contact Person(s)
SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6