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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: MAR-SA-2008P-010

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. MAR-SA-2008P-010 is issued.

Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

The purpose of this work is to disentangle large whales, including the North Atlantic Right Whale, in the waters of the Bay of Fundy, as part of the Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network. Close approaches to entangled right whales are required, to cut ropes or netting wrapped around the animals. This level of approach is the only way to remove life-threatening entanglements.

Start Date: 2008-05-08   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):

  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia

Affected Species:

a) Disentanglement activities follow the protocols of the Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network. Disentanglement is only attempted on whales with life-threatening entanglements. b) Disentanglement is intended to result in a positive impact (i.e., by saving the whales’ life). The side-effect of disentanglement are minimized by following the protocols of the Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network. c) The work is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of either listed species. Disentanglement is intended to aid in the recovery of the species.

Contact Person(s)
Fisheries Management – Maritimes Region
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
1 Challenger Dr.
PO Box 1006
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 4A2
Tel: 866-891-0771