OERA Webinar Series – Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) – Part 1

December 11, 2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm AST
Michael Wambolt – Section Head, Marine Developments, DFO
Heidi Schaefer – Team Lead, Species at Risk Management Division, DFO
“Introduction to the Fisheries Act and Species at Risk Act (SARA):”

This is part one of a two-part webinar series focused on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Ecosystem Management Branch – Fisheries Protection Program, Species at Risk Management Division, and Protected Areas and Conservation Planning. A representative from each division will be available to lead the webinar and answer some questions. The webinars are open to anyone interested in learning (more) about DFO’s Ecosystem Management Branch’s – legislation, the application of the legislation as relevant to offshore energy and perhaps some opportunities for collaboration and connection.

Introduction to the Fisheries Act and Species at Risk Act (SARA):
Michael Wambolt – Section Head, Marine Developments
Heidi Schaefer – Team Lead, Species at Risk Management Division

In our first webinar of the two-part DFO series, join in and learn about the regulatory role of the Fisheries Protection Program and Species at Risk Management Division. Seeking answers to some of the below questions and topic. Please join us to learn more!

• Activities that may require a fisheries authorization
• Letter of advice vs. a permit/authorization
• What information is needed to apply for a permit?
• What are the timelines and how can I get started?
• How is a species listed through SARA?
• How are threats identified to species at risk?
• What mechanisms does DFO use to conserve and protect species at risk?
• What species at risk are found in the offshore waters of NS where energy projects also occur?.