Determination No. W-2019-33

March 4, 2019

APPLICATION by DESS Aqua Canada AS, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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DESS Aqua Canada AS applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "AQUA TROMOY", a cargo ship registered in Norway, to transport live fish to and from salt water fish farms off the coast of Vancouver Island and the western mainland of British Columbia, to count, sort and measure live fish, as well as to perform delousing and topical treatments. The activity will start on March 29, 2019 and will end on March 28, 2020.

To support the licensing process, the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) must determine under section 8 of the Act whether a suitable Canadian ship is available to provide the service.

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 Minister considers the Agency's Determination in deciding whether to issue the licence. This Determination is not an authority to operate.


Heather Smith
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