Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), Inner Bay of Fundy Populations

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is an anadromous fish endemic to the northern temperate hemisphere. The “Atlantic salmon, inner Bay of Fundy (iBoF) populations” are considered a ‘Designatable Unit’ (DU) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC 2006). The entire iBoF DU exists within Eastern Canada. It includes all rivers draining into the inner Bay of Fundy, starting with the Mispec River (northeast of the Saint John River in New Brunswick) to the Pereaux River (northeast of the Annapolis River in Nova Scotia). Adult Atlantic salmon are reported to have inhabited from 32 to 42 rivers in that area. IBoF Atlantic salmon possess distinct genetic traits and unique life history characteristics compared to the remainder of the anadromous Atlantic salmon species. They are presently at critically low levels, listed and protected under Schedule 1, Part 2 of the federal Species at Risk Act.

An amendment of the Recovery Strategy for the Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), Inner Bay of Fundy Populations was made to incorporate changes to the critical habitat maps in Appendix IV. These changes are restricted to the incorporation of geo-referenced coordinates for drawn polygons that circumscribe the tributaries containing the critical habitat. These revisions do not change the definition, location or total area of the critical habitat and are therefore considered minor amendments to the Recovery Strategy as per SARA 45 (4). The revised maps can be found in Appendix IVb (pages 68-76) and the associated coordinates in Appendix IVa (pages 77-84).


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Department of Fisheries and Oceans
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Ottawa, ON
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