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e-1419 (Species at risk)

Initiated by Gregory Gordon from Kamloops, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

  • 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.
Government response tabled on June 13, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-50-06)
Open for signature
December 15, 2017, at 11:15 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 14, 2018, at 11:15 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Fin Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam)
April 30, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02294)
Government response tabled
June 13, 2018
Photo - Fin Donnelly
Port Moody—Coquitlam
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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