Amended recovery strategy for the western silvery minnow (Hybognathus argyritis), in Canada: En3-4/41-2016E-PDF

“In June 2003 when the Species at Risk Act (SARA) came into force, the Western Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus argyritis) was officially listed on Schedule 1 of SARA as “Threatened”, requiring the completion of a recovery strategy within four years. While the Canadian distribution and abundance of the Western Silvery Minnow have remained relatively stable since the species was first identified in the Milk River, the species continues to be at risk due to its extremely limited range in Canada. Consequently, the goal and objectives of the recovery strategy are directed towards the protection and maintenance of the existing population in its current range rather than population recovery and habitat restoration. The recovery strategy describes the species and its needs, incorporates a threats assessment, and outlines a broad recovery approach for the Western Silvery Minnow based on the available information. The recovery strategy goal is: “To protect and maintain a self-sustaining population of Western Silvery Minnow within its current range in the Milk River””--Executive summary, p. iii.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Amended recovery strategy for the western silvery minnow (Hybognathus argyritis), in Canada
Series Title Species at Risk Act, recovery strategy series
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Programme de rétablissement modifié du méné d’argent de l’Ouest (Hybognathus argyritis) au Canada. "Final, 2017." "The Western Silvery Minnow Recovery Strategy was developed by the Milk River Fish Species at Risk Recovery Team"--Acknowledgements, p. ii.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages viii, 48 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-06931-9
Catalogue Number
  • En3-4/41-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Endangered species, Freshwater fish, Nature conservation