Marine mammal interactions at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites Marine mammal predator control is governed by the Marine Mammal Regulations under the Fisheries Act. In British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s licence conditions allow the lethal control of harbour seals and California sea lions that pose an imminent danger to human life or the aquaculture facility, should reasonable deterrent efforts fail. Records of marine mammal mortalities are maintained and results reported publicly. Additional licences can be obtained for control of other species. Fisheries and Oceans Canada works with industry to improve marine mammal deterrent and control measures. At present, the most common system includes anti-predator netting that surrounds the facility structure on all sides and from below. Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologists conduct site audits and inspections to ensure that licence holders are complying with their licence conditions and implementing elements of their predator management plans. Aquaculture facilities must report marine mammal fatalities to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 2016-10-31 2017-09-13 Fisheries and Oceans Canada webmasterpacrhq@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentFisheries and Oceans CanadaPacific regionAquaculturefish farmingmarine mammalspredator managementBritish ColumbiaBC Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites, 2011 onwardsCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/od-ds/aquaculture/mar-mam-interact-2011-ongoing-rpt-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-eng.csv Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites, 2011 onwardsCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/od-ds/aquaculture/mar-mam-interact-2011-ongoing-rpt-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-fra.csv Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites, 2011 onwardsCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/od-ds/aquaculture/mar-mam-interact-2011-ongoing-def-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-eng.csv Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites, 2011 onwardsCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/od-ds/aquaculture/mar-mam-interact-2011-ongoing-def-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-fra.csv

Marine mammal interactions at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites

Marine mammal predator control is governed by the Marine Mammal Regulations under the Fisheries Act. In British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s licence conditions allow the lethal control of harbour seals and California sea lions that pose an imminent danger to human life or the aquaculture facility, should reasonable deterrent efforts fail. Records of marine mammal mortalities are maintained and results reported publicly. Additional licences can be obtained for control of other species.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada works with industry to improve marine mammal deterrent and control measures. At present, the most common system includes anti-predator netting that surrounds the facility structure on all sides and from below. Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologists conduct site audits and inspections to ensure that licence holders are complying with their licence conditions and implementing elements of their predator management plans. Aquaculture facilities must report marine mammal fatalities to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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  • Publisher - Organization Section Name: Aquaculture, Communications
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Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites, 2011 onwards Dataset CSV English Access
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Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites, 2011 onwards Terminology CSV English Access
Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites, 2011 onwards Terminology CSV French Access

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