Threat assessment for loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Northwest Atlantic population: Fs70-7/2017-014E-PDF

“The Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) (assessed as endangered, COSEWIC 2010) was recommended for addition to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) on August 27, 2016 (Government of Canada 2016). If the decision is made to list the species under SARA, a proposed recovery strategy must be posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry within one year of listing (SARA, s. 42[1]). This report identifies the Threat Risks (see Table 1 for definition of “Threat Risk”) for Loggerhead Sea Turtles when they are in Atlantic Canadian waters and also throughout their entire range in the Northwest Atlantic. Assessing the Threat Risk within the entire range of the population provides context for the recovery of this species within Atlantic Canadian waters and allows for a comparison of threats in Atlantic Canada relative to threats occurring throughout the Northwest Atlantic. This Science Response Report results from the Science Response Process of December 12, 2016, on the Threat Assessment for Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta), Northwest Atlantic Population"--Context, p. [1].

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Title Threat assessment for loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Northwest Atlantic population
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science response,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation des menaces pour la tortue caouanne (Caretta caretta), population du nord-ouest de l’Atlantique. Caption title. "May 2017." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography"--p. 33.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 33 p.
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-7/2017-014E-PDF
Subject Terms Endangered species, Reptiles, Nature conservation