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Striped Bass Proposed for Species at Risk Listing

There is now a public comment period, until 27 Feb. 2015, on the listing of Striped Bass for the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence under the Species at Risk Act

Below the text is a six-page pdf on the Striped Bass.

In addition, a website with information under the SARA listing is available. CLICK HERE

Among scientists and others in the Atlantic salmon community there has been concern regarding the large increase in the striped bass population in recent years. The striped bass feed on Atlantic salmon smolts leaving the vitally important Miramichi River and other systems, and the downturn in Atlantic salmon returns in 2013 and 2014 has focused attention on the issue.

Striped Bass of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence 1.5MB