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Legal Listing of Aquatic Species Consultation Workbook 2005

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Species at Risk Act or the consultation process, or would like to submit a workbook please feel free to contact us.

Mail:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Attn: Species at Risk Consultations
200 – 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3S4

Tel: (604) 666-2792

E-mail

In Person:  Any Fisheries and Oceans Office

1. Consultation Workbook Survey

The government’s decision on whether or not to list a species under the Species at Risk Act will be based on a full description and understanding of the costs and benefits protection and recovery may have on First Nations, individuals, organizations, industries and Canadian society in general. Legally listing a species may provide additional benefits through species recovery and/or may cause disruption in your ability to access the species. SARA prohibitions only apply to species listed as extirpated, endangered, or threatened, and not to species of special concern. Please see section 2.3 of this workbook for further information on SARA prohibitions.

Individuals value the existence of a species for many reasons, including harvest for food, social and ceremonial, income or recreational purposes for present and future generations; the role it plays within the ecosystem in maintaining a healthy, diverse environment; and scientific and academic research. The purpose of this survey is to better understand your values, opinions and preferences in regards to legal listing of the species discussed in this workbook.

The four options available for submitting the workbook survey are:                   

Workbooks must be submitted by December 15th, 2005.
2. Survey

  • For each species below, please indicate your support for, or against, legal listing. A species is not protected under SARA unless it is legally listed, which means included in the List of Wildlife Species at Risk.


 YES
Legal List
NO
Don’t list
UndecidedNot familiar with species
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco
  • Please tell me how important conserving each of these species is to you. Please check one box per species.

                       


 
Not at all ImportantNot very ImportantSomewhat ImportantVery ImportantExtremely
Important
Not Sure
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco
  • How much benefit (economic, social or ceremonial) do you foresee conserving each of the following species might have on you & your household?Please check one box per species.
 No benefit
at all
Minor benefitsModerate
benefits
Substantial benefitsNot Sure
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco
  • How much cost (economic, social or ceremonial) do you foresee conserving each of the following species might have on you & your household?Please check one box per species.
 No cost
at all
Minor costsModerate
costs
Substantial costsNot Sure
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco
  • How much benefit (economic, social or ceremonial) do you foresee conserving each of the following species might have on your community? Please check one box per species.
 No benefit
at all
Minor benefitsModerate
benefits
Substantial benefitsNot Sure
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco
  • How much cost (economic, social or ceremonial) do you foresee conserving each of the following species might have on your community? Please check one box per species.
 No cost
at all
Minor costsModerate costsSubstantial costsNot Sure
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco

 Please indicate how much you agree, or disagree, with each of the following statements for each species:

a) I think that the following species play an important role in maintaining healthy ecosystems:

 Strongly DisagreeSomewhat
Disagree
Neither Agree nor DisagreeSomewhat
Agree
Strongly Agree
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco

b) I think that the following species will be valuable to future human generations:

 Strongly DisagreeSomewhat
Disagree
Neither Agree nor DisagreeSomewhat
Agree
Strongly Agree
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco

c) I think that many people in Canada would value the following species even though they may never have personally seen one:

 Strongly DisagreeSomewhat
Disagree
Neither Agree nor DisagreeSomewhat
Agree
Strongly Agree
North Pacific Right Whale
Fin Whale
Green Sturgeon
Bering Cisco
  • Protection of all species that are legally listed under SARA would be paid for by all Canadian households as well as industry.  How much would you and your household be willing to pay annually for conservation, protection and recovery efforts for each species below?  When answering this question, please consider how valuable the particular species is to you, how much you would be able to pay and the number of species you would be willing to pay to protect, hence the total amount.  You can specify any amount you like.


 Amount Willing to Pay Annually
North Pacific Right Whale


$ _______________

Fin Whale


$ _______________

Green Sturgeon


$ _______________

Bering Cisco


$ _______________

Total of All 4 Species Combined


$ _______________

  • Thinking about all land and water species, not just the four listed in this survey, how much, IN TOTAL, would you and your household be willing to donate on an annual basis to a non-governmental organization for species conservation, protection and recovery in general?  (Your donation would be tax deductible as is the case with other non-profit/non-governmental organizations.)


Total Annual Donation           $_________________

The following questions will help us analyze and group your answers:

10) Will legal listing of a species impact (benefit or a cost) you and your family?

Yes                 i.)    Which species will impact (benefit or a cost) you and how?
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________

                              ii.)   Do you foresee any management actions that may be taken to reduce the social, economic or ceremonial impact a legal listing of this/these species could have?
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________

      No



11) Where do you reside? (Check one only)


Lower MainlandSunshine Coast
Victoria and AreaSouth Vancouver Island (Nanaimo)
Mid Vancouver Island (Campbell River)North Vancouver Island (Port Hardy)
Lower West Coast Vancouver Island (Tofino)Upper West Coast Vancouver Island (Kyuquot)
Queen Charlotte Islands Central Coast BC
North Coast BCInterior BC
North Yukon AreaDawson Area
Mayo-Stewart AreaSelkirk Area
Carmacks AreaRoss River Area
Laberge AreaWhitehorse area
Haines Junction AreaKluane Area
Teslin AreaKaska-Liard Area
Other In BCOther Outside of BC


12) Which sector(s) do you represent? Check all that apply.


Commercial Fishing/Processing/SalesAcademic (Professor, Teacher, Student)
ForestryHomemaker
Professional ServicesGuiding/Fish Charter/Whale Watching
Farming and AgricultureRetail or Service Industry
Government (Federal, Provincial, Territorial, Municipal or First Nation)Private Sector, Other
Non Governmental OrganizationUnemployed
Self-EmployedRetired
Oil, Gas, & HydroOther, please specify_________________

13) Are you of First Nations descent?

YesDid you participate or were you able to access any of the species being considered for legal listing (those listed in Q.1) for Food, Social and Ceremonial purposes? Yes        Which species?
_________________
_________________
No
No  

14) You are: Male           Female

15) Your age is:       ________ years


16) What was your total household income before taxes & other deductions in 2004?


Less than $10,000$70,000 to $79,999
$10,000 to $19,999$80,000 to $89,999
$20,000 to $29,999$90,000 to $99,999
$30,000 to $39,999$100,000 to $109,999
$40,000 to $49,999$110,000 to $119,999
$50,000 to $59,999$120,000 to $129,999
$60,000 to $69,999$130,000 and greater

17) How many people live in your household?
           
1              2              3              4              5              6 or more
Of these people in your household, how many are income earners:
           
1              2              3              4              5              6 or more

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

****Workbooks must be submitted by December 15th, 2005****