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No Public Notice Needed! Significant Changes (size and species) to Application File #1413722 AQUA

No Public Notice Needed! Significant Changes (size and species) to Application File #1413722 AQUA

 sanitary closures and application 1413722

Do you recall the two  aquaculture applications for Geoduck and Sea Cucumbers? Application #1413722 was applied for in Oct. 2011 and application #1413764 was applied for in Nov. 2011. Where do these applications stand today?

On December 12, 2013 members of board of FOBSS met with Ken Albrecht, who represents Provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operation. We were informed of changes to the applications. File #1413764 (central Baynes Sound) is not going forward at this time. However as of June 24, 2013, File #1413722 (North Baynes Sound) has been revised with a change of species as well as tenure size. The species list now includes Scallops, Oysters and Horseclams. These new species will be bottom cultured and covered with predator netting. The change in size of the tenure was due to the Sanitary Closures in part of the original application. (Refer to map of Area 14 – Pacific Region Sanitary Closures – Closure 14.1 This is seen on the last two pages of the application shown as “Depuration area”.)

The details of this new application were finally uploaded to Front Counters website on Jan 29, 2013, and can be found here: Application File #1413722 AQUA

During our discussions on Dec 12, 2013, MFLNRO (Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) informed us that the applicant does NOT have to reapply for this application nor do they have to issue a public notice.

Please contact your local Government involved (contacts below) and challenge the decision to allow the application to proceed with no public notice or consultation regarding these proposed changes to application Application File #1413722 AQUA.

cc:  Kenneth.Albrecht@gov.bc.ca – Mr. K. Albrecht, Crown Land Operations & Aqua

cc:  bjolliffe@comoxvalleyrd.ca – Mr. Bruce Jolliffe,  Area “A” Regional Director

cc:  Don.McRae.mla@leg.bc.ca – The Honourable Don McRae (MLA)

cc:  John.Duncan@parl.gc.ca – The Honourable John Duncan (MP)

cc:  Shellfish.Aquaculture@dfo-mpo.gc.ca – Jennifer Mollins, Senior Coordinator, (DFO)

2 responses to “No Public Notice Needed! Significant Changes (size and species) to Application File #1413722 AQUA

  1. Mr. K. Collins February 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    And just what did you expect, all being above board and fair play from any of these people considering who is applying, special people =special rules.

  2. Pingback: No Public Notice Needed! Significant Changes (size and species) to Application File #1413722 AQUA | Association of Denman Island Marine Stewards

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