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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Lake Sturgeon in Canada

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Lake Sturgeon
Acipenser Fulvescens

Western Hudson Bay populations
Saskatchewan River populations
Nelson River populations
Red-Assiniboine Rivers-Lake Winnipeg populations
Winnipeg River-English River populations
Lake of the Woods-Rainy River populations
Southern Hudson Bay-James Bay populations
Great Lakes-Upper St. Lawrence populations

in Canada

LakeSturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Western Hudson Bay populations – Endangered
Saskatchewan River populations – Endangered
Nelson River populations – Endangered
Red-Assiniboine Rivers-Lake Winnipeg populations – Endangered
Winnipeg River-English River populations – Endangered
Lake of the Woods-Rainy River populations – Special Concern
Southern Hudson Bay-James Bay populations – Special Concern
Great Lakes-Upper St. Lawrence populations – Threatened

2006



COSEWIC
Committee on the Status
of Endangered Wildlife
in Canada
COSEWIC logo


COSEPAC

Comité sur la situation
des espèces en péril
au Canada


COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2006. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. xi + 107 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

Previous report:

Houston, J.J.P. 1986. COSEWIC status report on the lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-32 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge T.A. Dick, R.R. Campbell, N.E. Mandrak, B. Cudmore, J.D. Reist, J. Rice, P. Bentzen and P. Dumont for writing the status report on the Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens in Canada. This report was first initiated by T.A. Dick, and received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Manitoba Hydro, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Winnipeg), Environment Canada, Tembec Paper Co. (Pine Falls), Manitoba Model Forest, and Manitoba Conservation. The COSEWIC report review was initially overseen by Dr. Robert Campbell, and later by Dr. Claude Renaud, both Co-chairs of the Freshwater Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee, with input from members of COSEWIC.

The status report to support the May 2005 COSEWIC re-assessments of the Lake Sturgeon(Acipenser fulvescens) (Western populations, Lake of the Woods- Rainy River populations, Southern Hudson Bay-James Bay populations,Great Lakes-Upper St. Lawrence populations) was not made available following the 2005 assessment.

In November 2006, COSEWIC reassessed again the Lake Sturgeon(Acipenser fulvescens) (Western Hudson Bay populations, Saskatchewan River populations, Nelson River populations, Red-Assiniboine Rivers-Lake Winnipeg populations, Winnipeg River-English River populations, Lake of the Woods-Rainy River populations,Southern Hudson Bay-James Bay populations, Great Lakes-Upper St. Lawrence populations). The status report was then finalized following the COSEWIC 2006 reassessment.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: 819–953–3215
Fax: 819–994–3684
E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca
http://www.cosewic.gc.ca

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur l'esturgeon jaune (Acipenser fulvescens) au Canada - Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:
Lake sturgeon -- Drawing by Anker Odum, from Scott and Crossman (1998) used with permission.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2007
Catalogue No.: CW69-14/484-2007E-PDF
ISBN: 978-0-662-45964-4

 

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