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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Atlantic Salmon in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report

on the

Atlantic Salmon
Salmo salar

Nunavik population, Labrador population, Northeast Newfoundland population, South Newfoundland population, Southwest Newfoundland population, Northwest Newfoundland population, Quebec Eastern North Shore population, Quebec Western North Shore population, Anticosti Island population, Inner St. Lawrence population, Lake Ontario population, Gaspé-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population, Eastern Cape Breton population, Nova Scotia Southern Upland population, Inner Bay of Fundy population, Outer Bay of Fundy population

in Canada
2010

Illustration of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

Nunavik Population - Data Deficient
Labrador Population - Not at Risk
Northeast Newfoundland Population - Not at Risk
South Newfoundland Population - Threatened
Southwest Newfoundland Population - Not at Risk
Northwest Newfoundland Population - Not at Risk
Quebec Eastern North Shore Population - Special Concern
Quebec Western North Shore Population - Special Concern
Anticosti Island Population - Endangered
Inner St. Lawrence Population - Special Concern
Lake Ontario Population - Extinct
Gaspé-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Population - Special Concern
Eastern Cape Breton Population - Endangered
Nova Scotia Southern Upland Population - Endangered
Inner Bay of Fundy Population - Endangered
Outer Bay of Fundy Population - Endangered



COSEWIC
Committee on the Status
of Endangered Wildlife in
Canada
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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. 2010. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar (Nunavik population, Labrador population, Northeast Newfoundland population, South Newfoundland population, Southwest Newfoundland population, Northwest Newfoundland population, Quebec Eastern North Shore population, Quebec Western North Shore population, Anticosti Island population, Inner St. Lawrence population, Lake Ontario population, Gaspé-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population, Eastern Cape Breton population, Nova Scotia Southern Upland population, Inner Bay of Fundy population, Outer Bay of Fundy population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. xlvii + 136 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

Previous reports:

COSEWIC. 2006. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar (Lake Ontario population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 26 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

COSEWIC. 2006. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar (Inner Bay of Fundy populations) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. viii + 45 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

COSEWIC. 2001. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar (Inner Bay of Fundy populations) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 52 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

Amiro, P.G. 2001. COSEWIC status report on the Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar (Inner Bayof Fundy populations) in Canada, in COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar (Inner Bay of Fundy populations) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-52 pp.

Production note:
COSEWIC acknowledges Blair K. Adams and David Cote for writing the status report on Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar (anadromous form) in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada. This report was overseen by Paul Bentzen, Co-chair of the COSEWIC Marine Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee with the assistance of Jamie Gibson, member of the COSEWIC Marine Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee.

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/eng/sct5/index_e.cfm

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le saumon atlantique (Salmo salar) au Canada.

Cover illustration/photo:
Atlantic Salmon -- Line drawing of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar from Amiro (2003).

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2011.
Catalogue No.: CW69-14/167-2011E-PDF
ISBN: 978-1-100-18548-4

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