Recovery Strategies

Recovery strategy for White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in Canada

Within Canada, White Sturgeon occur only in British Columbia and are divided into six populations, based on geography, demographics and genetics: the lower, middle and upper Fraser River; Nechako River; Upper Columbia River; and, Kootenay River. All populations were assessed as Endangered by COSEWIC in 2003; the latter four are legally listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). This document is a SARA-compliant recovery strategy for the four SARA-listed populations, and also provides recovery and management recommendations for the lower and middle Fraser River populations.

The amended recovery strategy corrects the omission of the Minister responsible for Parks Canada as a responsible minister for the Nechako River population (original publication date: 2014-03-19; amended: 2023-01-25). The critical habitat identified remains unchanged from the original recovery strategy.

Consultation period: 2013-12-19 to 2014-02-17


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SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
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