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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SAR-2008P-021

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SAR-2008P-021 is issued.

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

Description:
The project is a field survey of fish in watercourses at or near the location of Irving Oil’s Project Eider Rock in Saint John New Brunswick, as part of the environmental impact assessment required for the project. Live-release electrofishing will be used to sample fish species at the sites in question. Any inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon collected will be released safely at the point of capture.

Start Date: 2008-06-27   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):

  • New Brunswick

Affected Species:

Pre-Conditions:
a) The selected collection methods have minimal impact on the species or its habitat. Electrofishing is a common and accepted method used for fish survey work, and no impacts to salmon or their habitat are expected. b) The effect of research activities on the species and its habitat is minimized by use of approved research methodologies. Surveys will be conducted according to New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Oceans Canada methodologies. All fish will be released safely back into the water at the point of capture. c) The research is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. Likelihood of encountering inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon is low. Any new data about iBoF distribution would benefit research and 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
Speciesatrisk.xmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca