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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SAR-2008P-011

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SAR-2008P-011 is issued.

Purpose:
Scientific research for the conservation of the species
Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

Description:
Using trained personnel and standard electrofishing techniques, inner Bay of Fundy salmon will be sampled from locations where they were previously released. Mass and length of fish will be measured, and a fin clip tissue sample will be taken from each fish. Fish will be released after a 10-minute observation period.

Start Date: 2008-04-04   End Date: 2008-09-30

Issuing Authority: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Nova Scotia

Affected Species:

Pre-Conditions:
a) The selected collection methods have minimal impact on the species or its habitat. Impact on habitat from electroshocking should be low. Mortality from electroshocking and handling should be low. b) The effect of research activities on the species and its habitat is minimized by use of approved research methodologies. The proposed activities are undertaken in support of recovery activities and not intended to harm the species. Some mortality is possible, but non-lethal sampling methods are planned for all work. c) The research is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. The benefits of the research outweigh any potential costs. The proposed has been identified as necessary for enhancing the survival 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
Speciesatrisk.xmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca