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Species at Risk Act - Legal Listing Consultation Workbook, Grass pickerel (Quebec region)

Let us know what you think

Adding the grass pickerel to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk will lead to the implementation of a series of prohibitions to protect the species, and to the establishment of a recovery process that could have both positive and negative impacts for interested stakeholders.

It is now your turn to speak up! By answering the following questions before
December 31, 2005, you will ensure the federal government has a complete description and understanding of costs, advantages and impacts related to the addition of the grass pickerel to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk.

How to proceed:

·        You can answer the questionnaire (detachable) in the reserved space below or on separate sheets that you will send us by mail at the following address:

Species at Risk Coordination Office

Maurice Lamontagne Institute

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

P.O. Box1000

850 route de la Mer

Mont-Joli, Québec

G5H 3Z4

·        Or by fax : (418) 775-0542

·        You can also send us your answers by email at the following address: especesperilqc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Deadline: December 31, 2005

For any question or comments concerning the Species at Risk Act or concerning this consultation process, please do not hesitate to write (coordinates above) or to communicate with us at:

1 877-775-0848

Name :
Affiliation (if applicable):

Question 1
Briefly describe your business line or your interest concerning the grass pickerel (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 grass pickerel 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 grass pickerel 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 grass pickerel 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 grass pickerel 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 grass pickerel 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 grass pickerel 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 AGREE PAS 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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