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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: MPO-LEP-QC-17-006

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. MPO-LEP-QC-17-006 is issued.

Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

The activity authorized by this licence is a survey by beach seine or electric fishing of the channel darter in the Bras St-Nicolas and Des Perdrix rivers. The purpose of the survey is to assess the presence of the species following restoration work in the rivers, and to determine its distribution in the rivers. The project will temporarily alter the behaviour of the species during sampling and will cause stress to the specimens caught. The project is not expected to cause mortality or alter habitat.

Start Date: 2017-08-15   End Date: 2017-09-15

Issuing Authority: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Quebec

Affected Species:

a) Alternatives: The best methods have been chosen to conduct these surveys. The chosen catch methods minimize the risk of injury and mortality. The methods do not affect habitat. b) All possible measures were taken to minimize any negative effects of this activity on the channel darter. The chosen fishing techniques reduce mortality probabilities, and caught fish will be released at the catch site as soon as possible, and in the best possible conditions for fish survival, after identification and collection of morphometric data. c) The activity will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. No channel darter mortality should result from this activity. This type of fishing has no impact on these species' habitats.

Contact Person(s)
Ms. Nicole Bouchard
Species at Risk Program
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
850 route de la Mer, P.O. Box 1000
Mont-Joli, QC
G5H 3Z4