Licence to operate a classroom incubator for salmonids

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Licensed for: Aquaculture-Classroom Incubator

Date Issued: 1 July 2015

Licence No.: SEP-AQ«ProjCode» - 2015

Expiry Date: 30 June 2017

Issued to:

Community Advisor

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This licence is issued under the authority of the Fisheries Act and confers, subject to provisions of the Fisheries Act and Regulations made there under, the authority to carry out aquaculture activities including cultivation and harvest of fish and prescribed activities under the conditions included herein and/or attached hereto.

Under the Pacific Aquaculture Regulations (SOR/DORS/2010-270), the above licence holder is authorized to carry on classroom incubation activities under the Salmonid Enhancement Program at the following location(s):

Conseil scholaire francophone de la C.B., independent schools, and other small educational facilities that are within the boundaries of a school district will be reported in the summary for that school district.

Species and Total Maximum Production at the classroom incubator: A maximum of two hundred fish of a single Oncorhynchus species

Compliance Advisory: Contravening a condition of this licence is an offence under the Fisheries Act.

It is the responsibility of individual licence holder to be informed of, and comply with, the Fisheries Act and the regulations made there under as well comply with all laws, bylaws and orders of any competent government authorities which affect the enhancement facility described herein, in addition to these conditions.

Part A. Definitions

"Community Advisor (CA)"
for the purpose of this document means a DFO staff who serves as key liaison between DFO and community-based salmonid enhancement projects. Each CA supports a number of community projects.
"Department"
means the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
"Stock"
means a group of fish from one production cycle that are defined by the system of origin, species and run timing.

General Conditions of Licence

1. Application and licensed species

1.1 This licence authorizes the cultivation of eggs and fish in the above mentioned classroom incubator and the release of the fish into their natal stream or other release site approved by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

2. Transfer of fish

2.1 Where a project has not been previously approved, it must be reviewed and approved through the Salmonid Enhancement Program Planning and Assessment Program.

2.2 Where a school operates multiple incubators, each incubator is limited to 200 hatched fish.

3. Fish health

3.1 The fish cultivated in the classroom incubator must be given the care and attention consistent with their biological requirements.

3.2 If there is a fish health problem, the CA (or designate) shall be contacted.

4. Release of fish

4.1 Fish should be released into their natal system. All other release sites must have the approval from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans through the Community Advisor.

4.2 Fish shall only be released if no disease outbreak is apparent in the incubator and losses have been low

4.3 A copy of this licence shall accompany the fish to the site of release.

4.4 Records of all releases shall be kept and reported the Salmonid Enhancement Program Planning and Assessment Unit by June 30 for spring releases and by October 31 for summer and fall releases.