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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SAR-2008P-016

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SAR-2008P-016 is issued.

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

Assess the presence of aquatic species in the Shubenacadie River, as part of monitoring program for Alton Gas project and associated dumping of brine into the river. Plankton nets will be used to sample ichthyoplankton, and seine nets will be used to sample larval and juvenile fish.

Start Date: 2008-03-19   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):

  • Nova Scotia

Affected Species:

a) The selected collection methods have minimal impact on the species or its habitat. Nets have been selected with characteristics that should minimize potential harm to listed species. b) The effect of research activities on the species and its habitat is minimized by use of approved research methodologies. The probability of catching Atlantic salmon is low. If caught, the probability of them being harmed is low. c) The research is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. The work will contribute to the survival and recovery of the inner Bay of Fundy salmon, by providing information needed for the management and mitigation of a potential threat.

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