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Response Statement - Steelhead Trout, Thompson River population

This wildlife species faces a number of threats, including declining habitat quality both in marine and freshwater environments, and bycatch mortality from Pacific salmon fisheries. The number of spawning fish was variable with little trend prior to 2000. Since then, the population has declined dramatically (79%) over the last three generations and it is now the lowest on record. The 177 mature fish observed in the most recent survey are only about 9.5% of the pre-2000 mean. If the current rate of decline persists for another three generations, the number of spawning fish will decline to 37, which is 2.0% of the pre-2000 abundance.

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Canadian Wildlife Service
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