Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) in Canada

The Spotted Gar was listed as threatened under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) when the Act came into force in 2003. In 2019 the status of Spotted Gar was uplisted to endangered. This recovery strategy and action plan is part of a series of documents that are linked and should be taken into consideration together, including the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada status report, the recovery potential assessment, and a  recovery strategy published in 2012. The recovery of this species has been determined to be biologically and technically feasible.

Consultation period: 2022-02-02 to 2022-04-03


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