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Consultation Workbook

Survey

Survey

1. Which best describes you?

□    Commercial Fisher     □    Private Sector
□    Recreational Fisher   □    Academic
□    Aboriginal □    Government
□    Fish Plant Worker □    Non-Government Organization
□    Forestry/Farming □    Retired
□    Oil and Gas □    Professional Services      
□    Other 

2(a) If you are a fisher, identify the NAFO Division of your homeport/residence:

□ 2GHJ □  3K□  3L □ 4R□  3Pn □  3Ps□  Other Specify  ______ 

 

2(b) If you are a fisher, identify the fleet you are in:

□  Less than<35’□  35’ – 64’□  65’ – 100’□  Greater than 100’

What is your age category?

□    < 20 Years□    50 – 59 Years
□    20 – 29 Years□    60 – 69 Years
□    30 – 39 Years □    > 70 Years
□    40 – 49 Years 

4. What is your gender?

□    Female□    Male

5.  Where do you live?

□    Newfoundland and Labrador  □    Nova Scotia  
□    Prince Edward Island   □    New Brunswick   
□    Western Canada or Territories□    Outside Canada – I am a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
□    Quebec□    Outside Canada – I am not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
□    Ontario 

Threats to Cod

6.(a) Please indicate your opinion on how significant a threat each factor is to the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod.

 No ImpactSomewhat LowModerate Somewhat HighVery HighNo Opinion
Fishing by Foreign Vessels Outside Canadian Waters      
Fishing for Groundfish using Handlines/Longlines      
Fishing for Groundfish using Gillnets      
Fishing for Groundfish using Trawl Nets      
Bycatch in Other Fisheries      
High Grading and Discarding      
Illegal Fishing - Domestic      
Illegal Fishing - Foreign      
Predation of Cod (eg. Seals, Other)      
Impact on Cod Habitat by Fishing Gear      
Seismic Exploration      
Oil & Gas Drilling/Production Activities      
Contamination by Human Pollutants       
Climate Change and Effects on Marine Ecosystems      

6.(b) Do you have any comments about other possible activities or factors that may impact the conservation of the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod?  If so, please use the space below.

 

 


Possible interventions to help Atlantic Cod conservation

7.(a) Please indicate the level of impact you feel each factor will have on the conservation of the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod.

 No ImpactSomewhat LowModerateSomewhat HighVery HighNo Opinion
Scientific Research to Better Understand Cod Behaviour and Distribution      
Increase the Size of Fines for SARA Infractions      
Increase Awareness about Cod Conservation within the Fishing Industry      
Modify Fishing Gear so that Fewer Cod are Landed      
Close Areas with High Concentrations of Cod to Fishing      
Close other Fisheries after a Certain Amount of Cod is Landed as Bycatch      
Close Areas with High Concentrations of Cod to Oil and Gas Production      
Reduce Harvest Levels in Areas Where Cod Quotas Exist      
Increase Harvest of Seals      

 

7.(b) Do you have any other comments about how other interventions might help the conservation of the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod? If so, please use the space below.

 

 


The potential direct or indirect costs of the of the conservation of the Laurentian North Population of Atlantic

8.(a) Please indicate what you feel the likely economic impacts (direct and indirect) the conservation of the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod would have on each group.

 No ImpactSomewhat LowModerateSomewhat HighVery HighNo Opinion
Costs to the Commercial Groundfish Fleets      
Costs to the Other Fishing Fleets      
Costs to Aboriginal Groups      
Costs to the Fish Processing Sector      
Costs to Recreational Fishers      
Costs to the Tourism Industry      
Costs to the Oil and Gas Industry      
Costs to Scientific Researchers      
Costs to my Personal Household      

8.(b)     Do you have any other comments about how conservation interventions might cost other people or industry sectors, or on your suggestions to minimize costs? Costs might be direct (e.g., increasing the cost of doing business) or indirect (e.g., lost opportunities for commercial activities). Please use the space below.

 

 

The potential benefits of the conservation of the Laurentian North population of the Atlantic Cod to canadian society

9.  Please choose a rating that best indicates the likely benefits (economic or social) the conservation of the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod would have on each group.

 No ImpactSomewhat LowModerateSomewhat HighVery HighNo Opinion
Benefits to Coastal Communities      
Benefits to Canadian Society as a Whole      
Benefits to Aboriginal Groups      
Benefits to the Scientific Community      

Other potential benefits of Atlantic Cod conservation

10.(a) Please choose an option that reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly DisagreeSomewhat DisagreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeSomewhat AgreeStrongly AgreeNo Opinion
I think that Atlantic cod are valuable because they play an important role in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems.      
I think that Atlantic cod will be valuable to future generations.      
I think that many people in Canada value Atlantic cod even though they may never personally see an Atlantic cod.      

10.(b) Do you have any other comments about who might benefit from the conservation of the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod and how important this benefit might be? If so, please use the space below.

 

 

The proposed listing status of the Laurentian North Population of Atlantic Cod

11.(a) Have you read the COSEWIC status report for Atlantic cod?

□     Yes□     No

11.(b) Please choose an option that reflects your level of support for the Government of Canada listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod a Threatened species under the Species at Risk Act.

I Strongly Disagree with listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic Cod as a Threatened species.
I Somewhat Disagree with listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic Cod as a Threatened species.
I Neither Agree nor Disagree with listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic Cod as a Threatened species.
I Somewhat Agree with listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic Cod as a Threatened species.
I Strongly Agree with listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic Cod as a Threatened species.

11.(c) If you disagree with listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod as a Threatened species, could you please tell us why?

 

 

 

11.(d) If you agree with listing the Laurentian North population of Atlantic cod as a Threatened species, could you please tell us why?

 

 

 

12. How can you as an individual, or your industry, organization or community, participate in conservation efforts for this species?  Please give examples of particular activities if you are able.

 

 


13. Do you have any other comments about this survey or SARA that you would like to share with us? If so, please use the space below.

 

 

 

You've now finished the survey.

Thank you very much for your help.

Return Address:
Resource Management – Species at Risk Unit
200 Kent Street– Stn 13S029
Ottawa , Ontario
K1A 0E6

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