Determination No. W-2023-177

September 15, 2023

APPLICATION by Intership BC Corp, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, SC 1992, c 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Intership BC Corp applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the M/V Inter Viking, a live fish carrier registered in Norway, to treat and transport, in multiple voyages, live salmon between all Mowi Canada East fish farms off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The activity will start on September 22, 2023, and will end on September 21, 2024.

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.


Mark MacKeigan
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