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Part 3: Let Us Know What You Think

By answering the following questions you will help the federal government understand the benefits and impacts of adding theeight designatable units of Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations, the Nelson River populations, Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations, the Winnipeg River – English River populations and the Western Hudson Bay populations – Endangered; The Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations – Threatened; Lake-of-the-Woods – Rainy River and Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations - Special Concern) -to the SARA List.

Please fill out the questionnaire that follows and send us your answers by mail or fax to one of the following DFO offices:

Central and Arctic Region
SARA Coordinator
Freshwater Institute
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
501 University Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N6
Email: fwisar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Fax: 204-983-5192

 

Quebec Region
SARA Coordinator
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Bolx 1000, 850 route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, Quebec
G5H 3Z4
Email:especesperilqc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Fax: 418-775-0542
Toll-Free: 1-877-775-0848

 

 

The deadline for receiving comments is 25 April2008.

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 (204) 984-0599.

Thank You


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU1 - Western Hudson Bay populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations) to the SARA List?

a)  Yes      No      Undecided

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations) important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes       No       Undecided

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations)?

 Yes       No       Undecided

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations) to DFO?

 Yes       No       Undecided

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENTS BY 25 April 2008


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU2 - Saskatchewan River populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations) to the SARA List?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations) important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations)?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Saskatchewan River populations) to DFO?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENTS BY 25 April2008


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU3 - Nelson River populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Nelson River populations) to the SARA List?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Nelson River populations) important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Nelson River populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Nelson River populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Nelson River populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Nelson River populations)?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Nelson River populations) to DFO?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

Please Submit Comments by 25 April 2008


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU4 - Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations) to the SARA List?

 Yes       No       Undecided

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations)important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations)?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Red-Assiniboine rivers – Lake Winnipeg populations)to DFO?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

Please Submit Comments by 25 April 2008


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU5 - Winnipeg River – English River populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Winnipeg River – English River populations) to the SARA List?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Winnipeg River – English River populations) important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Winnipeg River – English River populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Winnipeg River – English River populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Winnipeg River – English River populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Winnipeg River – English River populations)?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Winnipeg River – English River populations) to DFO?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

Please Submit Comments by 25 April 2008


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU6 - Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations) to the SARA List?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations) important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations)?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Lake-of-the Woods – Rainy River populations) to DFO?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

Please Submit Comments by 25 April 2008


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU7 - Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations) to the SARA List?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations) important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations)?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay – James Bay populations) to DFO?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

Please Submit Comments by 25 April 2008


Species of interest:  LakeSturgeon (DU8 - Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations)

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations) to the SARA List?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2. Why is listing or not listing LakeSturgeon (Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations)important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
Has social and/or cultural significance (e.g. traditional purposes) to my community      
Is an important part of the Aboriginal or Canadian heritage      
Is or was an important subsistence food source      
Has economic value (e.g. recreational or commercial fishery)      
Provides job opportunities (e.g. tourism) to the local economy      
Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy freshwater ecosystem      
Will be valuable to future generations      
Many people in Canada value it even though they may never personally see one      
Other (please specify):      

3. Do you have additional reasons why you support the legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations)?

4. If you do not support legal listing of Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations), please tell us why.

5. If adding Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations) to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, please let us know how you could change your activities to reduce the impact?

6.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

7. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

b) Understand the important issues concerning LakeSturgeon (Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations)?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing LakeSturgeon (Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence populations)to DFO?

 Yes ­­      No --      Undecided --

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

8. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

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

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group

Please Submit Comments by 25 April 2008

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