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Species at Risk Act- Legal Listing Consultation Workbook, American Eel

Questionnaire

Introduction to the questionnaire

Please consider the questions provided below, and provide a response to any or all of the questions that interest you.   Additional briefs or letters can be appended to this workbook.

The options available for submitting the workbook are:

1.  Submit written responses at consultation sessions

2.  Download a word or PDF version of the workbook at: http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/public/default_e.cfmand mail or email the completed workbook to one of the addresses above

Comments must be submitted by March 31, 2007

Questions

 

Name (optional):

Organization/affiliation:

1.  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 (eg pamphlets)

            _____   I have participated in information on consultation sessions

            _____  I have received information from the media

            _____   Other

2.  Have you read the COSEWIC status report for American eel?

            _____ Yes                              _____ No

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

            ___ Academic

            ___ Agriculture

            ___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

            ___  Environmental organization

            ___  Farming

            ___  Forestry

            ___  Government (please state level) __________________

            ___  Hydroelectric power generation

            ___  Industrial or manufacturing

            ___  Oil and gas

            ___  Private sector – other (please indicate)  __________________

            ___  Professional services

            ___  Retired

            ___  Recreational fishing

            ___  Stewardship group

            ___  Student

            ___  Other

            ___ Not in the labour force

4.  Where do you reside?

            ___  Ontario

            ___  Québec

            ___  New Brunswick – Gulf of St. Lawrence

            ___  New Brunswick – Bay of Fundy

            ___  Prince Edward Island

            ___  Nova Scotia – Gulf of St. Lawrence

            ___ Nova Scotia – eastern shore

            ___  Nova Scotia – Bay of Fundy

            ___  Newfoundland

            ___  Labrador

5.  Do you support the listing of American eel as “Special Concern” ?

            ___  Yes                     ___  No                      ___  Undecided

6.   On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates “Strongly disagree”, 3 indicates “Indifferent” and 5 indicates “Strongly agree”, please indicate your opinion on each of the following statements:

a.  I believe the species is valuable because it plays an important role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.  _____

b.  I believe the species is valuable to future generations  _____

c.  I value this species even though I may never see one personally ____

d.  I believe this species needs special protection or care from human interactions and/or activities ____

e.   I believe protection of this species will have a positive effect on my business/career  ____

f.    I  believe legal listing of this species may restrict my recreational, employment of personal activities  ____

g.  I am prepared to suffer a loss in revenue to protect a species at risk ____

h.  I believe it is important for the Government of Canada to allocate federal funding to support recovery of this species  ____

7.  Please specify additional reasons to support the legal listing of this species.  In particular, please provide information that would be useful for deciding whether to list the species

8.  If this species were legally listed, there could be potential changes in income or revenue to you or your employer.  To help us better understand the impacts please check each of the following that apply to you:

a.  If there is a potential change in your income, is it a gain or a loss?

            ___  Gain       ___  Loss       ___  No change         ___  Don’t know

b.  What is the amount of potential change in your income?

            ___ Less than $5,000

            ___  $5,000 - $10,000

            ___  $10,000 - $20,000

            ___  $20,000 - $30,000

            ___  Greater than $30,000: please estimate the amount $ _____

c.  What percentage of your income depends on this species?

            ___  0 – 20%

            ___  20 – 40%

            ___ 40 – 60%

            ___ 60 – 80%

            ___ 80 – 100%

9.  a.  If there is a potential change in revenue to your industry, business or employer is it a gain or a loss?

            ___ Gain        ___  Loss       ___  No change         ___  Don’t know

b.  What is the amount of potential change in revenue?

            ___  Less than $25,000

            ___  $25,000 - $50,000

            ___   $50,000 - $100,000

            ___  $100,000 - $150,000

            ___  Greater than $150,000: please estimate the amount  $ _____

c.  What percentage of your industry, business or employer’s revenue depends on this species?

            ___  0 – 20%

            ___  20 – 40%

            ___ 40 – 60%

            ___ 60 – 80%

            ___ 80 – 100%

10.  If you do not support listing of this species, please tell us why.  In particular, please provide information that would be useful in deciding whether to list the species.

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

Workbooks must be submitted by March 31, 2007

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