Subject: Support for listing Thompson & Chilcotin River steelhead under Canada’s Species at Risk Act.
Released: November 29, 2018
To: Species at Risk Program, Pacific Region
On November 29th, 2018, the MCC Salmon Committee provided support for listing Thompson & Chilcotin River steelhead under Canada’s Species at Risk Act.
The submission provides answers to the questions listed in the “Survey on the emergency listing of the Steelhead Trout (Thompson and Chilcotin populations) under the Species at Risk Act”, which we accessed online at http://isdm.gc.ca/survey-enquete/eng/7d003481.
The submission contains the following points:
- We believe that listing would have significant economic, environmental, cultural and social benefits;
- Recovery is unlikely without listing. Any economic costs directly related to listing are short-term and are low relative to the costs of not listing and thereby forgoing recovery options.
The full submission can be found here: