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SI/2012-46 July 4, 2012

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act

P.C. 2012-838 June 19, 2012

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, acknowledges receipt, on the making of this Order, of the assessments done pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (see footnote a) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) with respect to the species set out in the annexed schedule.

SCHEDULE

ENDANGERED SPECIES

FISH

Cisco, Spring (Coregonus sp.)
Cisco de printemps

MOLLUSCS

Mussel, Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula) Saskatchewan – Nelson population
Mulette feuille d’érable population de la Saskatchewan – Nelson

Mussel, Rainbow (Villosa iris)
Villeuse irisée

Pondmussel, Eastern (Ligumia nasuta)
Ligumie pointue

THREATENED SPECIES

FISH

Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis) Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population
Bar rayé population du Sud du golfe Saint-Laurent

Cusk (Brosme brosme)
Brosme

Darter, Eastern Sand (Ammocrypta pellucida) Ontario populations
Dard de sable populations de l’Ontario

Darter, Eastern Sand (Ammocrypta pellucida) Quebec populations
Dard de sable populations du Québec

Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) Nass and Skeena Rivers populations
Eulakane populations des rivières Nass et Skeena

Trout, Westslope Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) Alberta population
Truite fardée versant de I’Ouest population de l’Alberta

MOLLUSCS

Mussel, Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula) Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence population
Mulette feuille d’érable population des Grands Lacs – Ouest du Saint-Laurent

SPECIAL CONCERN

MAMMALS

Whale, Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) Eastern High Arctic and Baffin Bay populations
Béluga populations de l’Est du Haut-Arctique et de la baie de Baffin

Whale, Humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) North Pacific population
Rorqual à bosse population du Pacifique Nord

FISH

Sculpin, Shorthead (Cottus confusus)
Chabot à tête courte

MOLLUSCS

Floater, Brook (Alasmidonta varicosa)
Alasmidonte renflée

Lampmussel, Wavy-rayed (Lampsilis fasciola)
Lampsile fasciolée

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order.)

The Order acknowledges receipt by the Governor in Council of the assessments of the status of 16 aquatic species done pursuant to paragraph 15(1)(a) and in accordance with subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).

The 16 aquatic species that are the subject of the Order are species that the Minister of the Environment, in consultation with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is considering for the purpose of recommending to the Governor in Council whether to add the species to, or reclassify or remove the species from, the List of Wildlife Species at Risk set out in Schedule 1 of SARA (the List). Those species were assessed by COSEWIC as being endangered, threatened or of special concern at biannual meetings held from 2003 to 2010.

Under subsection 27(1.1) of SARA, the Governor in Council, within nine months after receiving COSEWIC’s assessment of the status of a species, may review the assessment and, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, may accept the assessment and add the species to the List, decide not to add the species to that List, or refer the matter back to COSEWIC for further information or consideration.

Under subsection 27(2) of SARA, before making a recommendation to the Governor in Council, the Minister of the Environment must take into account COSEWIC’s assessment of the status of a species. Also, the Minister of the Environment must consult the competent minister or ministers. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the competent minister with respect to all species to which the Order applies. Furthermore, if a species is found in an area in respect of which a wildlife management board is authorized by a land claims agreement to perform functions in respect of a wildlife species, the Minister of the Environment must consult that wildlife management board.

Footnote a
S.C. 2002, c. 29