Since Hatfield’s inception, fisheries and aquatic ecology have been at the core of our environmental services, and we are considered industry leaders in assessing fish populations and fish habitat. Our expertise in habitat mapping, fish distribution, abundance and diversity, health, tissue contaminants, and responses to pollutants provide clarity on fish populations and habitat requirements across Canada and internationally.
Our capabilities include developing, implementing, and monitoring offsetting, compensation or restoration plans for habitat impacts. We also manage projects focused on quantifying instream flow needs, implementing environmental monitoring and management plans, and conducting fish salvages up to several square kilometers in size. Our specialists are up-to-date on all relevant laws and regulations related to fish habitat (e.g., Canadian Fisheries Act requirements for no net loss to fish habitat), so that we can manage our clients’ risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
Our thorough knowledge of fish science and deep understanding of the regulatory landscape help us support our diverse range of clients and their projects. We provide our clients with sound strategic advice when navigating their projects through complex regulatory processes, and we have a proven track record of delivering robust assessment, offsetting or restoration plans that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of reviewing agencies.