Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Canada (Athabasca River populations)

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid that is characterized by a silver body covered in black spots with a pink horizontal band. Rainbow Trout is native primarily to northeastern Siberia and western North America. In Canada there are only three drainages east of the continental divide known to contain native populations of Rainbow Trout: Peace, Liard and Athabasca rivers. The Athabasca River populations (herein Athabasca Rainbow Trout) are not considered a distinct subspecies, but qualify as a single designatable unit (COSEWIC 2014).

Consultation period: 2020-06-01 to 2020-07-31


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