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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SAR-2008P-030

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SAR-2008P-030 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:
This project is part of an environmental assessment related to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross rivers, streams and tributaries considered to be inner Bay of Fundy salmon habitat. Electro fishing and minnow traps will be used to conduct fish surveys in 12 watercourses. Handling of fish will be minimized as fish species and abundances are identified.

Start Date: 2008-09-02   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. Standard electro fishing protocols will be used by qualified personnel. Minnow traps are a non-invasive survey method. Handling times of fish will be zero or minimal. b) The effect of research activities on the species and its habitat is minimized by use of approved research methodologies. As indicated above, the work is part of an environmental assessment and will provide direction on fish habitat protection in the design and construction of the pipeline. c) The research is not expected to jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. The location and timing of the activities mean that the likelihood of encountering iBoF salmon is low. Proposed operation and handling techniques would minimize harm to individuals.

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