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Contact Information and questions

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

Dr. Jack Lawson

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Marine Mammals Section
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, White Hills
PO Box: PO Box 5667
St John's, Newfoundland
Canada   A1C 5X1

Telephone: (709) 772-2285

Fax:  (709) 772-4105

E-mail: lawsonj@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

In Person:  Any Fisheries and Oceans Office

Feedback Section

The government’s decision on whether or not to list the species will be based on a full description and understanding of the costs and benefits of the impacts of protection and recovery on individuals, organizations, Aboriginal Peoples, industries, and Canadian society in general.

How to use this workbook:

Please consider the questions provided below, and provide a response to any or all of the questions that interest you.  It is important that you indicate which species your comments are intended for. After you have completed the questions, please send the questions and answers only to:

Dr. Jack Lawson

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Marine Mammals Section
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre White Hills
PO Box: PO Box 5667
St John's, Newfoundland
Canada   A1C 5X1

Mail completed hard copies of the questions and answers to the address above.

Workbook answer sheets must be submitted by October 29,  2004.

Questions

Once a species is legally listed as a species of Special Concern, a management plan will need to be drafted.  Stakeholders will be asked to participate in the development of a management plan to ensure the conservation of the Harbour Porpoise.  It may evolve that management practices would be implemented that may have significant socio-economic impacts (positive or negative).  The government’s decision on whether or not to list the species will be based on a full description and understanding of the costs and benefits of the impacts on individuals, organizations, Aboriginal Peoples, industries, and Canadian society in general.   Please take some time to carefully answer the questions below and send in your answers by October 29, 2004.

Name:

Affiliation:

Species of Interest:

1.a)    Based on what you have learned about the Species at Risk Act, do you think the listing of the species of interest to you, would affect your activities?  How? 

b)       If a legal listing will affect your activities, do you see these effects as a cost or benefit to you?  In what way? 

c)       For you, would the costs or benefits of a legal listing change over time?  If so, how would they change and do you have any suggestions on how to minimize the impacts?  

2.       In order to be truly effective, the recovery of species at risk must be a cooperative process that includes organizations and individuals with knowledge of these species and the threats it faces.  How can relevant parties be included in the recovery of the species? 

3.       How can you as an individual, or your industry or organization as a group, participate in the recovery of the species?  Give examples of particular activities, if you can. 

4.       Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary). 

Please send us your comments by October 29, 2004

THANK YOU