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   APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE TO FISH FOR SCIENTIFIC
PURPOSES IN THE WATERS OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES,
     YUKON NORTH SLOPE, AND NUNAVUT TERRITORY
 (IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 52 OF THE FISHERY (GENERAL) REGULATIONS OF
                           THE FISHERIES ACT)
Any person that is fishing for scientific purposes is required to obtain a Licence to Fish for Scientific
Purposes. This includes activities involving fishing, or attempting to catch fish, or other activities where
the potential exists for the incidental catch of fish.

1.   Project Title:                                 International Polar Year Project:

Marine Sediment Sampling to Support an
Application for Ocean Disposal of
Dredgate, Proposed Small Craft Harbour
in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

2.   Original Licence Application:                  Resubmission of Application:


3.    Date of Submission:                           Date of Resubmission: ____________ (dd/mm/yy)
     ____10/02/2009_____(dd/mm/yy)
4.   Project Information:                           Project Information (Multi-Year):

     Single Year                                    Project Licenced in a previous year? Yes            No

     Multi-Year                                     Previous Licence number: _____________
           Year ______ of _______
                                                    Report of Previous Field Season Submitted? Yes        No
5.   Duration of Field Project (yyyy/mm/dd)              From: Feb 2009               To: March 31 2009

       Final dates depend on approvals – 3-5 days of sampling

6.   Name of Organization:                          Knight Piésold Consulting

7.   Project Authority:

First Name: Richard                                 Last Name: Cook

8.   Address:

       Number/Street/P.O. Box:                      1650 Main Street West

       City:                                        North Bay

       Province/Territory/State:                    Ontario

       Country:                                     Canada

       Postal/Zip Code:                             P1B 8G4

       Phone #:                                     705 476-2165

       Fax #:                                       705 474-8095
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e-mail address:         rcook@knightpiesold.com

DFO Project Authority   Rick Kiriluk
                        EA Operational Policy Advisor
                        Small Craft Harbours Branch
                        DFO
                        3027 Harvester Road, Suite 506
                        Burlington, ON L7R 4K3
                        Tel: 905 639-5165
                        Fax: 905 639-5975
                        Email: rick.kiriluk@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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9.   Vessel/Platform (if applicable):                     N/A – working off the ice with snowmobile support
                                                          of Inuit field assistant through Pangnirtung Hunter’s
                                                          & Trapper’s Association
        Name:

        CFV/Registration #:

        Country of Registration:

10. Field Personnel: (attach additional sheet(s) if space insufficient)

        First Name:                                       Last Name:

Ryan                                                      Weir

Maret                                                     Tae




11. Project Objectives (2-3 sentences):

The field collection of surface sediment samples from the proposed Small Craft Harbour in Pangnirtung,
Nunavut, in support of an application to be submitted under the Environment Canada Disposal at Sea
Program.
The purpose of the sediment samples are not research driven, these samples are to satisfy requirements
for a Ocean Disposal Permit Application.
This project is being undertaken under a sole source contract with DFO-Small Craft Harbours Branch for
the proposed development of a Small Craft Harbour in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.
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12. Project Description (add attachment if required): see attachment - PDF file

Project will involve the collection of 14 ocean bed sediment samples from locations within the navigational
channel and turning basin of the existing harbour in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. The project will involve using
a gas-powered ice auger to cut through the ice and using a sediment core sampler, sample to a depth of
8-15 cm of surface sediment. The sediment samples will be returned to an accredited laboratory for
analytical testing as directed under the Disposal at Sea Regulations.
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13. Describe anticipated or potential disturbances to SARA-listed species; include impacts on
    habitat(s) used by the species, nature of harm, and the likelihood of harm or encounters (high,
    medium, low) (add attachment if required).

Benthic invertebrates observed during a recent study of Pangnirtung Harbour included naked butterfly
clams (Clionelimacine), northern whelks (Buccinum undatum), periwinkles (Littorina spp.), and horse
mussels (Modiolus sp.). This study indicated that species previously recorded in Pangnirtung include blunt
gaper (Mya truncate), green grenela (Musculus discors), tortoise-shell limpets (Acmea testudinalis),
Sabella granulate and the common barnacle (Balanus balanoides).

The likelihood of harm or encounters with SARA-listed benthic invertebrates is low to none.




14. In accordance with Section 73 of SARA, if impacts on a listed species are likely, the Project
    Authority should specify(add attachment if required):
    a.    What alternatives to the proposed method of conducting the activity have been considered?
          How is the chosen method the best solution to reduce impacts to the species?

    N/A

    b.     What mitigation measures have been included, and how do they minimize the potential
           impacts on listed species and/or habitats? What mitigation measures have been considered
           and not included, and for what reasons were they rejected?

    N/A

    c.     Will the sampling program jeopardize survival or recovery of the species, in light of responses
           to A and B above? If not, why not?
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     For each proposed water body, provide the following information (fill in additional copies of this page
     as required; attach detailed map if required).

15. Legal Name (if applicable):

16. Local Name (if applicable): Harbour in Pangnirtung, Nunavut – approach channel and basin

17. Latitude (degrees, minutes): 66º08`40``                        18. Longitude (degrees, minutes): 065º42`55``

19. Species:                       20. Estimated Sample Size:                               21. Sampling Methods /
 Benthic invertebrates                   (Number or estimated Weight in kg)                     Gear Types:
                                      Live Sample                Dead Sample                 (include duration and number of
                                                                                                  tows / sets if applicable)




22. If you expect to encounter SARA species, please list the anticipated number of mortalities for each
species
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