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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: MPO-LEP-QC-17-008

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. MPO-LEP-QC-17-008 is issued.

Scientific research for the conservation of the species
Activity affecting the species is incidental to the carrying out of the activity

The activity authorized by this licence is an eastern sand darter survey in Lake Massawippi and Missisquoi Bay using beach seines and electrical fishing devices. The survey is to assess the presence of the eastern sand darter in these two waterways to learn more about the range of the species. Channel darter bycatch is a possibility during this survey. The project will temporarily cause stress to the specimens caught during sampling. The project is not expected to cause mortality or alter habitat.

Start Date: 2017-07-31   End Date: 2017-09-30

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 eastern sand darter and 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. This activity is not expected to result in eastern sand darter or channel darter mortality . 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