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Guidelines for the Use of Explosives In or Near Canadian Fisheries Waters

Wright, D.G. ; Hopky, G.E.

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BK - Klassifikation: 43.31 , 48.67
Sondersammelgebiete: 21.3 Küsten- und Hochseefischerei
DDC-Sachgruppe: Biowissenschaften, Biologie
Sonstige beteiligte Institution: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dokumentart: Bericht / Forschungsbericht / Abhandlung
Schriftenreihe: Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences (Bd. 2107)
Bandnummer: 2107
Sprache: Englisch
Erstellungsjahr: 1998
Publikationsdatum: 18.05.2009
Kurzfassung auf Deutsch: The federal Fisheries Act includes provisions for the protection of fish, shellfish, crustaceans, marine mammals and their habitats. The detonation of explosives in or adjacent to fish habitat has been demonstrated to cause disturbance, injury and/or death to fish and marine mammals, and/or the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of their habitats, sometimes at a considerable distance from the point of detonation.

Within the context of the guidelines and procedures outlined in this report, an explosive is defined as a chemical compound which, when detonated, creates a compressional wave having an almost instantaneous rise time to a very high peak pressure followed by a decay to below ambient pressure by either rapid oxidation or the breaking of high-energy chemical bonds.

The purpose of this report is to provide information to proponents who are proposing works or undertakings that involve the use of confined or unconfined explosives in or near Canadian fisheries waters, and to which the Fisheries Act, Sections 32 and 35 in particular, may apply. Guidelines are provided on methods and practices for the conservation and protection of fish, marine mammals, and fish habitat from impacts arising from the destructive forces of explosives. The report describes the suggested application and review procedures and processes for proponents whose use of explosives may result in the destruction of fish, or the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat.

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