Management plan for the green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) in Canada: En3-5/76-2016E-PDF
"The Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) is an anadromous fish that was originally assessed in November 2004 as ‘special concern’ by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and recently reassessed under the same status in November 2013. Green Sturgeon was listed as a species of Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in September 2006 and is currently listed as such. The management objective for the Green Sturgeon is to maintain their distribution and abundance at existing levels or higher in Canadian waters by limiting threats to the species within Canadian waters. The Management Plan recommends an approach to conservation that assumes Green Sturgeon populations have the potential to recover. Although it is generally recognized that the primary threat to the species is the destruction of spawning habitat which is found outside of Canada, the threat of mortality through incidental fisheries catch in Canadian waters has the potential to compromise the management objective. Broad strategies and conservation measures have been identified in this Plan to support the management objective. Implementation of this Management Plan is subject to appropriations, priorities, and budgetary constraints of the participating jurisdictions and organizations"--Executive summary, p. iii.
|Department/Agency||Department of Fisheries and Oceans.|
|Title||Management plan for the green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) in Canada|
|Series Title||Species at Risk Act management plan series|
|Publication Type||Series - View Master Record|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Plan de gestion de l'esturgeon vert (Acipenser medirostris) au Canada. Cover title.|
|Number of Pages||v, 36 p. :|
|Subject Terms||Endangered species, Salt water fish, Nature conservation|
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