Feds invest in environmental response across the country
The kits include sound making deterrents such as propane cannons and visual deterrents such as human effigies, bird of prey kites, and balloons
OTTAWA — Following an open competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a $219,226 contract to Margo Supplies Ltd. of High River, Alberta for the acquisition of 22 wildlife hazing portable kits. This contract includes options for up to 34 additional kits.
“Under the Oceans Protection Plan, we are protecting coastal wildlife from the impacts of spills. These kits protect animals and birds from contact with pollutants while the Coast Guard responds to spills,” said Bernadette Jordan, minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, in a prepared statement. “These investments help strengthen Canada’s marine oil spill response and ensure it remains a world-leader in ocean protection and marine environmental response.”
According to a statement, these kits can be used to move wildlife away from the predicted pathway of a spill or deter them from entering an area where a spill has already occurred. The kits include sound making deterrents such as propane cannons and visual deterrents such as human effigies, bird of prey kites, and balloons.