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e-1419 (Species at risk)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Gregory Gordon from Kamloops, British Columbia, on December 15, 2017, at 11:15 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Endangered species
Fraser River
Species at Risk Act
Steelhead salmon
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Whereas:
  • British Columbia's Interior Fraser River steelhead salmon, including the internationally renowned Thompson River steelhead, are classified by the Province of British Columbia as being in a state of extreme conservation concern, with fewer than two hundred fish expected to return to the Thompson River to spawn from a run that once numbered in the thousands;
  • Fewer than fifty steelhead are expected to return to the Chilcotin River;
  • Steelhead population trends are not monitored for the Nahatlach, Bridge, Seton and Stein rivers;
  • Steelhead population declines are persistent;
  • Steelhead are known to be intercepted in Canadian gill net and seine fisheries authorized by Fisheries and Oceans Canada;
  • Many British Columbian angling and conservation organizations have called for an Emergency Listing Order under the Species At Risk Act for Thompson River and Chilcotin River steelhead.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to issue an Emergency Listing Order under the Species At Risk Act for Interior Fraser Steelhead.
Port Moody—Coquitlam
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 30, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02294)
Government response tabled on June 13, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-06)
Open for signature : December 15, 2017, at 11:15 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : April 14, 2018, at 11:15 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
31
British Columbia
583
Manitoba
8
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
4
Ontario
38
Quebec
9
Saskatchewan
3
Other Countries
2
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