Fisheries and Oceans Canada is publishing, for consultation, the Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), St. Lawrence River population, in Canada, a proposal developed under the Species at Risk Act to guide the recovery of the river's striped bass.
Prepared in collaboration with several scientific experts and stakeholders concerned by the species, the proposed strategy and action plan is subject to a 60-day public consultation period, ending September 19, 2019. It is available on the Public Consultations page of the Species at Risk Public Registry. Don't miss this opportunity to share your suggestions and views on the Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the St. Lawrence River Striped Bass!
After being decimated in the river during the 1960s, the striped bass was reintroduced in 2002. Since then, the St. Lawrence River striped bass population has shown encouraging signs of recovery. However, the population remains at risk and still requires special attention to ensure its long-term survival.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Recovery Strategy and Action Plan proposes measures to promote the recovery of the species and to encourage public and stakeholder engagement. It also designates spawning, over-wintering, rearing and feeding sites as critical habitat, allowing for better protection of the species.
More information on the striped bass and other species at risk can be found on the Species at Risk Public Registry. You may also to subscribe to the Public Registry E-mail newsletter to receive public consultation notifications.
Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), St. Lawrence River population, in Canada
Myriam Bourgeois and Alexandra Valentin
Species at Risk Management