Determination No. W-2017-106

July 19, 2017

APPLICATION by Norcon Marine Services Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

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Norcon Marine Services Ltd. applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the "NORCON BJORN", a fishing vessel registered in the Marshall Islands, to provide sea-lice treatments to the salmon farms located on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The activity will start on August 15, 2017 and will end on August 14, 2018.

Is there a suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity?

Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) staff gave notice of the application to the Canadian marine industry and no Canadian ships were offered. Therefore, the Agency determines that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity.

The Agency is providing this Determination to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to consider whether to issue the licence. This Determination is not an authority to operate.


P. Paul Fitzgerald
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