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Species at Risk Act (SARA), Legal Listing of Aquatic Species- Consultation Workbook for the Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena, Northwest Atlantic Population, in Eastern Canadian Waters

harbour Porpoise

Objective of this Consultation

Your opinion is being sought to assist the government of Canada in making an informed decision on whether to add the Harbour Porpoise to the Schedule 1 (the List of Wildlife Species at Risk) of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as a Species of Special Concern.  Your input on the impacts of adding this species to the List is important.

This workbook has been developed to give you an opportunity to provide Fisheries and Oceans Canada with your feedback, advice, and other comments regarding adding the Harbour Porpoise to Schedule 1 of SARA as a Species of Special Concern (Schedule 1 identifies which species are legally protected under SARA).

At the end of this workbook there are a series of questions about SARA and the impacts of legally listing a species, as well as the role you or your community might eventually take in the recovery process.  You are encouraged to complete any or all of the questions on pages 17-20 and provide any additional comments you feel are relevant. They are meant to stimulate discussion.  You may have comments that do not fit with any of the questions and you are encouraged to provide those comments as well.  Your ideas, knowledge and advice are important to this process and will help the Government of Canada assess the impacts of adding Harbour Porpoise to the species at risk legal list.  Your ideas and views on participation in the management planning process will be used to refine our current approach.

For further information on how to submit your workbook please refer to page 16.

To make sure your comments are considered, please send in your submission by October 29, 2004.

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