Fisheries Fisheries Permits, Approvals and Compensation arrow

Beacon obtains approvals for the fisheries components to environmental projects of various scales. Working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), we have completed numerous fish habitat compensation projects under the Federal Fisheries Act. With several decades of collective experience, Beacon's aquatic ecologists have extensive knowledge of provincial and federal legislation, in-water works guidelines, permitting and approvals. Projects have ranged from major projects associated with land and highway development, mines and dams to undertakings by small private landowners. Many of these projects have been within the Great Lakes basin and have required use of DFO's Habitat Alteration Assessment Tool.

Beacon has the capacity to electrofish in shallow and white water conditions with its sturdy and manoevrable CataRaft which provides power capabilities for sampling in both lake and riverine systems which cannot be sampled using backpack units or larger electrofishing boats.  

icon Areas of Expertise:

  • Letters of Intent
  • Permit Applications
  • Fisheries Mitigation and Compensation Plans
  • Application of DFO's Habitat Alteration Assessment Tool
  • Aquatic Habitat Restoration

icon Selected Projects:

  • Humber River Bridge Fish Authorization, City of Toronto
  • Dock Area/Queen's Royal Fish Habitat Compensation Plan, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • Duffin Heights Development Fisheries Authorization, City of Pickering

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