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EnerduJoachim Moenig, Almonte resident and expert in fisheries biology, weighs in on the Enerdu Project

Joachim Moenig, Almonte resident and expert in fisheries biology, weighs in on the Enerdu Project

Mr. Moenig has sent to the Millstone copies of these documents which he has submitted to Mississippi Mills Council and to the Ministry of Fisheries. Letter to Minister of Fisheries & Oceans et al. (1)  Review of Final Enerdu Report including Annex II (3)

Mr. Moenig has always been interested in Canada’s aquatic environment, and working in
remote locations. Graduating with a BSc. and MSc. in Fisheries Biology (Population Dynamics, Mathematical Ecology and Limnology) from the University of Toronto. In 1973 he began his career in the northern Yukon managing a field facility for the federal Fisheries and Marine Services on the Alaska,/Yukon border of the Porcupine River conducting research during the pre- Berger, Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Study. Later in 1975 working as a limnologist, he conducted environmental studies on various aquatic sites, proposed remediation work for various pollution problems while working cooperatively with Manitoba’s Clean Environment Commission.

Following a multidisciplinary career in Manitoba, Mr. Moenig joined the federal government in Regina in 1978 as Environmental Assessment Co-ordinator, in the recently formed Department of the Environment (EC) conducting environmental assessments and advising on major national and international water projects. In conducting field investigations and working on Environmental Assessment Policy, Mr. Moenig worked closely with The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
In 1999 Mr. Moenig rejoined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans( DFO) working as a Senior Advisor on major projects and environmental assessments affecting fish and fish habitat.

Prior to his retirement in 2009, Mr. Moenig was the national DFO manager for the Department’s Expert Support task group of 15 cross Canada specialists in 6 regions advising federal custodial organizations on best practices for the protection of fish and fish habitat when conducting assessments and remediating federal contaminated




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