November 5th, 2020 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada is reviewing the proponent application to amend their existing Fisheries Act Authorization (17-HPAC-00374). As part of this review process, Fisheries and Oceans Canada must determine whether the proposed amendments are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by December 5th, 2020 to:

Suzanne Earle
Senior Biologist, Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 – 401 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3S4


The Proposed Project

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has requested to extend the timing of completion of eelgrass transplant as part of habitat offsetting measures at Maplewood Flats due to restrictions and complications arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the current Fisheries Act Authorization for the Centerm Expansion Project, all fish habitat offsetting measures are to be completed by December 31, 2020. VFPA has requested an extension to October 31, 2021. This date extension would require an amendment of the existing Fisheries Act Authorization.

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