COSEWIC has released its new assessments for South Coast BC Chinook populations most impacted by hatcheries: four were designated Endangered, three Threatened, and one Special Concern, while one was deemed Not at Risk. Three remote populations were determined to be Data Deficient, and will require additional research before being re-assessed.
The two Thompson River steelhead populations that were subject to an emergency assessment in 2018 were confirmed as endangered.
For the press release – visit here.
For the list of salmon Conservation Units/populations and steelhead populations, as well as other species assessed, visit COSEWIC’s website here.