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Labrador - Newfoundland island transmission link project– Review of the grounfish, pelagic fish, shrimp and snow crab section from the EA report

Quebec Region Science Special Response Process (SSRP)

Mont-Joli, Qc
July 2011

Chairperson: Charley Cyr


Nalcor Energy is proposing to develop the Labrador – Island Transmission Link Project as part of the larger project of establishing a High Voltage Direct Current (HVdc) transmission system extending from Central Labrador to the Island of Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula. In preparation for, and support of the Project, Nalcor Energy has submitted to Marine Habitat Protection Section of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Newfoundland a series of environmental assessement reports between November 10, 2010 and June 4, 2011. The report entitled "Marine Fish and Fish Habitat in the Strait of Belle Isle: Data Review and Compilation" has been completed with the objective to gather, summarize and present existing and available information on fish and fish habitat in the Strait of Belle Isle. As the Quebec Region is responsible for the management of some commercial species in the area covered by the project, the Fish Habitat Management Branch (FHMB) in Newfoundland solicited the regional DFO Science Branch at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute (MLI) to review the sections on groundfish, pelagic fish, shrimp, snow crab and some species at risk for which Quebec region have information. to validate whether the information submitted by the consultant is accurate.


Expected Publications

CSAS Science Response


DFO Science

Sources of information

Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd, 2010. Labrador – Island Transmission Link. Marine Fish and Fish Habitat in the Belle Isle Strait: Information Review and Compilation. Rapport présenté à Nalcor Energy, novembre 2010.


Participation to CSAS peer review meetings is by invitation only.

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