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Species at Risk Act - Legal Listing Consultation Workbook, Fin whale (Atlantic Population)

Let us know what you think

By answering the following questions you will help the federal government understand the benefits and impacts of adding the fin whale to the SARAList.

Please fill out the questionnaire that follows and send us your answers either by mail

Species at Risk Coordination Office
Maurice Lamontagne Institute
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 1000
850 route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, Québec
G5H 3Z4

by fax: (418) 775-0542

or by e-mail: especesperilqc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

The deadline for receiving comments is Dec 31, 2005.

 

For questions or comments concerning the Species at Risk Act or concerning this consultation process, please write to us at the address given above or call us at 1 877 775-0848.
THANK YOU

Name :
Affiliation (if applicable):
Question 1
Briefly describe your business line or your interest concerning the fin whale (use of shoreline, agriculture, urbanization, etc.)

 

 

 

 Question 2a
Based on what you know about the Species at Risk Act, do you think the addition of the fin whale will have a positive or negative impact on your activities? (revenues, turnover, opportunities, number of jobs, hours worked, etc. ) Explain.  

 

 

 

Question 2b
On the other hand, do you think that not adding the fin whale would have a positive or negative impact on your activities? ( revenues, turnover, opportunities, number of jobs, hours worked, etc. ) Explain.     Question 3a
Based on what you know about the Species at Risk Act, do you think the addition of the fin whale will have a positive or negative impact on other activities (commercial fishing, sport fishing, other industries, communities, etc.)? Explain.     

 

 

 

 

Question 3b
On the other hand, do you think that not adding the fin whale would have a positive or negative impact on other activities? (commercial fishing, sport fishing, other industries, communities etc.)? Explain.    

 

 

Question 4
According to you, can these positive or negative impacts progress with time? Explain.    

 

 

 

 

Question 5
If you indicated negative impacts, do you have suggestions in order to minimize them?     

 

 

 

 

Question 6
In order for SARA to be really effective, the recovery of species at risk must be a joint effort, carried out in collaboration with all interested parties. According to you, how can the interested parties best be involved?    

 

 

 

 

Question 7
How could you contribute to the recovery of the fin whale as an individual, company or institution? Can you give a few examples of activities?     Question 8 a) Are you in favour of the Canadian government adding the fin whale to the Species at Risk Act list?


Yes  No  Don’t know  Yes, but

 
Why?

 

 

 

 

 

b)Check an answer for each statement below:

 AGREE COMPLETELYSOMEWHAT AGREEINDIFFERENTDON’T REALLY AGREEPAS DU TOUT D’ACCORD
I believe this species is precious because it plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.     
I believe this species is precious for future generations.     
I value this species even though I may never see one.      
I believe this species needs protection or particular attention against interaction with humans and/or their activities.     
I believe that protecting this species will have a positive impact on my leisure, employment or personal activities.      
I believe that adding this species to the official list might limit my leisure, employment or personal activities.     

 

Question 9
Do you have any other comments or concerns?

 

 

 

 

Thank you for contributing

 

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