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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the harbour porpoise (Northwest Atlantic population) in Canada

COSEWIC
assessment and update status report
on the
Harbour Porpoise
Phocoena Phocoena
Northwest Atlantic population
in Canada

Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Special concern
2006


COSEWIC
Committee on the status
of endangered wildlife
in Canada
COSEWIC logo

COSEPAC

Comité sur la situation
des espèces en péril
au Canada

 

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in 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 harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena (Northwest Atlantic population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 32 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

Previous reports:

COSEWIC 2003. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena (Northwest Atlantic population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 30 pp.

Gaskin, D.E. 1991. COSEWIC update status report on the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena (Northwest Atlantic population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-60 pp. [Note: 1990 status report never finalized but 1991 status report revised to include new information.]

Gaskin, D.E. 1990. COSEWIC status report on the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena (Northwest Atlantic population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-60 pp. 

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Randall Reeves for preparing the COSEWIC 2006 update status report on the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena (Northwest Atlantic population) under contract with Environment Canada. The 2006 report was prepared by updating and editing the 2003 COSEWIC update status report on the species, which had been contributed by Andrew J. Read.

Preparation of the 2006 report was overseen by the COSEWIC Marine Mammals Specialist Subcommittee.

For additional copies contact:

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

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (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 le marsouin commun (Phocoena phocoena) au Canada - Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:
Harbour porpoise (Northwest Atlantic population) -- Photograph by Ari S. Friedlaender, Beaufort, N.C.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006
Catalogue No. CW69-14/232-2006E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-43266-5

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