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  • Guide to the

    Pacific Marine Finfish

    Aquaculture Application

    31 July 2014

  • GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC MARINE FINFISH AQUACULTURE APPLICATION EFFECTIVE DATE: July 31, 2014 Page 2 of 135

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................. 2

    INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................... 4 PREPARATION BEFORE SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION .............................................................................5

    GLOSSARY ............................................................................................................. 6

    PACIFIC MARINE FINFISH AQUACULTURE APPLICATION CHECKLIST ....................... 7

    GENERAL INFORMATION ....................................................................................... 8 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS..............................................................................................................................8

    PART I – GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION ....................................................... 9 SECTION A: APPLICANT AND GENERAL INFORMATION....................................................................................9 SECTION B: SITE AND INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION ...............................................................................11 SECTION C: MAPS AND DIAGRAMS ................................................................................................................20 SECTION D: WATER USE .................................................................................................................................22 SECTION E: FIRST NATIONS CONSIDERATION ................................................................................................23

    PART II – INFORMATION FOR THE BC MINISTRY OF FORESTS, LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCE OPERATIONS ...........................................................25

    SECTION A: SITING CONSIDERATIONS ............................................................................................................25 SECTION B: ADDITIONAL CROWN LANDS INFORMATION ..............................................................................30

    PART III – INFORMATION FOR FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA ..........................32 SECTION A: SITING CONSIDERATIONS ............................................................................................................32 SECTION B: SPECIES AND PRODUCTION .........................................................................................................32 SECTION C: DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT .............................................................................................33 SECTION D: FISH HABITAT AND PROTECTION MEASURES..............................................................................34 SECTION E: MANAGEMENT PLANS.................................................................................................................36

    PART IV – INFORMATION FOR TRANSPORT CANADA ............................................41 SECTION A: SITING CONSIDERATIONS ............................................................................................................41 SECTION B: ADDITIONAL TRANSPORT CANADA INFORMATION ....................................................................41

    PART V – INFORMATION FOR ALL AGENCIES ........................................................42 COMPLETE APPLICATIONS ..............................................................................................................................42 FEE SCHEDULE .................................................................................................................................................42 USE OF INFORMATION ....................................................................................................................................42 APPLICANT SIGNATURE(S)...............................................................................................................................43

    APPENDIX A – METES AND BOUNDS INSTRUCTIONS AND CREATING AN AREA OF INTEREST .....................................................................................44

    APPENDIX A‐1 – METES AND BOUNDS DESCRIPTION SAMPLE MAP ......................51

    APPENDIX B‐1 – GENERAL LOCATION MAP ...........................................................52

    APPENDIX B‐2 – DETAILED LOCATION MAP ..........................................................53

    APPENDIX B‐3A – OPERATIONAL TOP VIEW..........................................................54

    APPENDIX B‐3B – TOP VIEW AMENDMENT MAP ..................................................55

    APPENDIX B‐4 – OPERATIONAL SIDE VIEW ...........................................................56

    APPENDIX B‐5 – HABITAT MAP .............................................................................57

  • GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC MARINE FINFISH AQUACULTURE APPLICATION EFFECTIVE DATE: July 31, 2014 Page 3 of 135

    APPENDIX B‐6A – STRUCTURAL AMENDMENTS DIAGRAM ....................................58

    APPENDIX B‐6B – STRUCTURAL AMENDMENTS DIAGRAM ....................................59

    APPENDIX C – DFO MARINE FISH HABITAT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS (HIR) ......................................................................................60

    APPENDIX C‐1 – DEPOMOD CANADA, METHODS AND SETTINGS V1.6 ..................73

    APPENDIX C‐2.1 – EELGRASS BED SURVEY .........................................................101

    APPENDIX C‐2.2 – ABALONE SURVEY PROTOCOL ................................................104

    APPENDIX C‐2.3 – SUBTIDAL BIVALVE HABITAT SURVEY ....................................106

    APPENDIX C‐2.4 – KELP BEDS .............................................................................107

    APPENDIX C‐2.5 – GLASS SPONGE COMPLEXES ..................................................108

    APPENDIX C‐2.6 – LINGCOD SPAWNING .............................................................109

    APPENDIX C‐2.7 – OTHER CRITICAL/SENSITIVE HABITAT SURVEYS ......................112

    APPENDIX C‐3 – CURRENTS METERING ..............................................................113

    APPENDIX C‐4 – DEPTH PROFILE EXAMPLES .......................................................116

    APPENDIX D – FISH HEALTH MANAGEMENT PLAN ..............................................118

    APPENDIX D‐1 – LIST OF STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP’S) FOR HMP ...........................................................................................128

    APPENDIX E – CARCASS MANAGEMENT PLAN (FOR MARINE NON‐ SALMONIDS) ..................................................................................................131

    APPENDIX F – ESCAPE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PLAN .................................132

    APPENDIX G – MAMMAL INTERACTION MANAGEMENT PLAN ............................134

  • GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC MARINE FINFISH AQUACULTURE APPLICATION EFFECTIVE DATE: July 31, 2014 Page 4 of 135

    O

    INTRODUCTION

    n December 19, 2010, the federal government undertook responsibility for the management

    and regulation of aquaculture in British Columbia. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is the agency responsible for regulating, monitoring and licensing all aquaculture operations in the province (with the exception of those sites culturing only marine plants). DFO's responsibility includes most aspects of the industry including but not limited to species, production practices and volumes, fish containment, fish health, sea lice levels, waste control and fish habitat and protection measures.

    Transport Canada (TC) is the federal department responsible for reviewing and approving applications for the placement of aquaculture containment and/or structures within the navigable waters of Canada.

    The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNR) is the provincial Ministry responsible for the issuance and management of Crown land tenures, including tenures for aquaculture facilities and associated ancillary foreshore or upland use. In addition, and until such time as the provincial Fisheries Act is repealed or amended, the Province will issue aquaculture (business‐type) licences, limited to the location of the aquaculture activity, in order that operators are compliant with the current legislation.

    The Guide to the Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture Application (“the guide”) describes the information required by the federal and provincial agencies to review an application for a marine finfish aquaculture facility in British Columbia. The guide provides:

     A clear explanation of the required components of an application; and

     Resources, including internet links, government contacts and other information that may provide additional assistance for completing an application.

    As applicable, the federal and provincial agencies will coordinate the review and assessment of applications, including government agency

    referrals, First Nation consultation, and public comments. Throughout the review process, federal and provincial agencies will retain their respective authorities; however, efforts will be made to coordinate activities where possible and this may incl