Critical Habitat of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary Population Order

SOR/2017-263

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Registration 2017-12-04

Critical Habitat of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary Population Order

Whereas the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary population is a wildlife species that is listed as an endangered species in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk ActFootnote a;

Whereas the recovery strategy that identified the critical habitat of that species has been included in the Species at Risk Public Registry;

Whereas a portion of the critical habitat of that species is in a place referred to in subsection 58(2)Footnote b of that Act and, under subsection 58(5) of that Act, that portion must be excluded from the annexed Order;

And whereas the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is of the opinion that the annexed Order would affect land that is under the authority of the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency, namely the Minister of the Environment, and, pursuant to subsection 58(9) of that Act, has consulted her with respect to the annexed Order;

Therefore, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to subsections 58(4) and (5) of the Species at Risk ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Critical Habitat of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary Population Order.

Ottawa, November 30, 2017

Le ministre des Pêches et des Océans,
Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Marginal note:Application

 Subsection 58(1) of the Species at Risk Act applies to the critical habitat of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary population — which is identified in the recovery strategy for that species that is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry — other than the portion of that critical habitat that is in a place referred to in subsection 58(2) of that Act, more specifically, in the Île aux Basques Bird Sanctuary as described in Part V of the schedule to the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations or in the Îles de l’Estuaire National Wildlife Area as described in Part III of Schedule I to the Wildlife Area Regulations.

Marginal note:Coming into Force

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

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