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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SAR-2008P-017

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SAR-2008P-017 is issued.

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

Description:
The work will be carried out as requested by DFO, as part of the Environmental Assessment process for the twinning of Highway 101. Fish species and habitat assessments will be conducted using standard electrofishing techniques and minnow traps.

Start Date: 2008-06-25   End Date: 2008-11-01

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. It is unlikely that inner Bay of Fundy salmon will be encountered. No habitat impact is expected. b) The effect of research activities on the species and its habitat is minimized by use of approved research methodologies. The proposed sampling methods are likely to minimize the effects of any potential interactions with iBoFs, and are likely the best option given the circumstances. Techniques to be used have been demonstrated to have low impact on fish. The electrofisher will be set to the lowest possible voltage and will be shut off as soon as fish are visible. c) The research is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. The research is necessary to evaluate a future potential threat to the species. The probability of encountering iBoF salmon is very low, as the areas to be sampled have low potential as iBoF salmon habitat. The proposed work was recommended by DFO Oceans and Habitat branch.

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