The public is invited to comment on the draft Scoping Document for the Environmental Assessment of an exploration well being proposed by Corridor Resources Inc within Exploration License (EL) 1105 (the Old Harry Prospect) located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
The proposed activity includes drilling one exploration well within EL 1105 using a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) (i.e. semi-submersible drilling rig or drill ship), supply vessels, and offshore helicopters. Vertical seismic profiling (VSP) activities may also be conducted in conjunction with the drilling activities. Corridor Resources Inc. proposes to drill one exploration well between 2012 and 2014.For more information see: http://www.cnlopb.nl.ca/news/nr20110225en.shtml
LFA27 lobster fishermen have been lobbying for a review of license fees for lobster. As part of the discussion, the LFA27 Advisory Board asked for a list of license fees in other areas. They are listed in the 1985 Atlantic Fishery Regulations:
DFO has not approved the amendment for 2011. Our license conditions will remain as in the past. However, we are waiting for a formal explanation for this decision and why. In particular, we would like to know what information or data are needed to satisfy their criteria for allowing the use of perch. As other LFAs in the Maritimes Region have made the same request, we could potentially collaborate on science work.
The LFA27 Management Board recently lobbied the DFO to amend a condition in the license on the issue of by-catch of Cunner (perch). We have written a request to allow the use of perch by-catch as bait in the lobster fisheries. Our letter to DFO: