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Legal Listing Consultation Workbook- Speckled Dace, Okanagan Chinook and Northern Fur Seal

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 2.2 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 options available for submitting the workbook survey are:               

  1. Submit written responses at the consultation sessions.
  2. Download a Word version of the workbook at: http://www-comm.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pages/consultations/consultation2006/main_e.htmand e-mail completed electronic versions to: sara@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
  3. Download a Word or .pdf version of the workbook, fill it out by hand and fax to: 604-666-3341, or mail to the address above.

Workbooks must be submitted by February 28th, 2007.

Questionnaire

 Contact Information (optional):

 Name: Affiliation:

 Address:

 Phone: Email:

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

 

Academic
Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales
 Agriculture 
Forestry
Recreational Fishing
Environmental Organization
Government
Stewardship Group
Tourism
Other ______________________

 2)    Are you familiar with the Species at Risk Act?    Yes          No

Check all that apply.

 

Not familiar
I have read all or part of the Act        
I have received written information (e.g. pamphlets)
I have participated in information and/or consultation sessions
I have received information from the media           
Other

 3)    Have you read the COSEWIC status report for any of the 3 aquatic species being considered for legal listing?

 

Speckled DaceYesNo
Northern Fur SealYesNo
Okanagan Chinook SalmonYesNo

4)    Where do you reside?

 British Columbia
North Coast BC
Central Coast BC
Vancouver Island
Sunshine Coast
Lower mainland
Interior BC
Other In BC _________________________
Outside British Columbia

5) 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
Speckled Dace££££
Northern Fur Seal££££
Okanagan Chinook Salmon££££

 6) If a species is legally listed, a recovery process would automatically start for the species.  Recovery measures could curtail activities that negatively affect the species(see the summary of each species for examples).  In your opinion, what would be the effects of future recovery efforts for each of the following species on you and your family? Please check one box per species.

 Substantial benefitsModerate benefitsNo effects (no benefits & no costs)Moderate costsSubstantial costs
Speckled Dace£££££
Northern Fur Seal£££££
Okanagan Chinook Salmon£££££

7) Are you of First Nations descent?

£YesDid you participate in 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  

  8) For which species are you answering the question below?  (This question is repeated at the end of the survey in case you would like to answer for more than one species)

 

Speckled  Dace
Northern Fur Seal
Okanagan Chinook Salmon
All of the above species

Please select one of the following for each statement below:

 

 STRONGLY DISAGREESOMEWHAT DISAGREEINDIFFERENTSOMEWHAT AGREESTRONGLY AGREE
      
I believe this species needs special protection or care from human interactions and/or activities.     
I believe protection of this species will have a positive effect on my business/career.     
I believe listing is the best way to have the Government of Canada allocate federal funding to support recovery of this species.     
 STRONGLY DISAGREESOMEWHAT DISAGREEINDIFFERENTSOMEWHAT AGREESTRONGLY AGREE
I believe a legal listing of this species may restrict my recreational, employment or personal activities.     
I am prepared to suffer a loss in revenue to protect a species at risk.     
I value this species even though I may never see one personally.     

Please specify any additional reasons for your decision to either support or oppose listing of this species. In particular, please provide information that you feel the Government of Canada should use in making its decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

****Workbooks must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2007

 

If you wish to fill in another questionnaire for a different species, an additional blank questionnaire follows this page.

8) For which species are you answering the question below? 

 

Speckled  Dace
Northern Fur Seal
Okanagan Chinook Salmon
All of the above species

 

Please select one of the following for each statement below:

 

 STRONGLY DISAGREESOMEWHAT DISAGREEINDIFFERENTSOMEWHAT AGREESTRONGLY AGREE
I believe this species needs special protection or care from human interactions and/or activities.     
I believe protection of this species will have a positive effect on my business/career.     
I believe listing is the best way to have the Government of Canada allocate federal funding to support recovery of this species.     
 STRONGLY DISAGREESOMEWHAT DISAGREEINDIFFERENTSOMEWHAT AGREESTRONGLY AGREE
I believe a legal listing of this species may restrict my recreational, employment or personal activities.     
I am prepared to suffer a loss in revenue to protect a species at risk.     
I value this species even though I may never see one personally.     

Please specify any additional reasons for your decision to either support or oppose listing of this species. In particular, please provide information that you feel the Government of Canada should use in making its decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 THANK YOU