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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)
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
Number/Street/P.O. Box: 1650 Main Street West
City: North Bay
Postal/Zip Code: P1B 8G4
Phone #: 705 476-2165
Fax #: 705 474-8095
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e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
DFO Project Authority Rick Kiriluk
EA Operational Policy Advisor
Small Craft Harbours Branch
3027 Harvester Road, Suite 506
Burlington, ON L7R 4K3
Tel: 905 639-5165
Fax: 905 639-5975
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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
Country of Registration:
10. Field Personnel: (attach additional sheet(s) if space insufficient)
First Name: Last Name:
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
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?
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?
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
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