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Regional or Local Number: DFO-PAF SARA 151

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 74 of the Species at Risk Act licence no. DFO-PAF SARA 151 is issued.

Purpose:
Scientific research for the conservation of the species

Description:
Authorized representatives from DFO and the Vancouver Aquarium are licensed to disentangle pinnipeds, cetaceans or sea turtles from fishing gear and other debris of human origin.

Start Date: 2010-01-01   End Date: 2012-12-31

Issuing Authority: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act
  • Fisheries Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • British Columbia
  • Pacific Ocean

Affected Species:

Pre-Conditions:
a) Alternatives: To benefit the species, the authorized activity is the best method to increase chances of survival of a marine mammal in the wild from anthropogenic events. b) Measures to minimize impact: Only qualified vessel operators and experienced research personnel trained by DFO in the appropriate methods of marine mammal disentanglement will be in attendance. c) Effects on survival and recovery: The temporary impact to a marine mammal outweighs the risk to the animal if actions were not taken and will not jeopardize the survival of the species.

Contact Person(s)
Co-ordinator
Marine Mammal Program, Pacific Region
Suite 200
401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3S4
marinemammals@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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