Quillback Rockfish – Regional Listing Consultation Summary

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In November 2009, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed Quillback Rockfish as Threatened. Regional consultations were conducted to gather public feedback on this potential listing under Species at Risk Act (SARA).  

Regional consultations were held online from September 27, 2012 to November 12, 2012. An online feedback form was available for the public to submit comments. Letters were mailed, emailed and faxed to Wildlife Management Boards and coastal First Nations requesting their input on this proposed listing and advising them of the opportunity to meet bilaterally with DFO. Letters were also mailed and emailed out to the Province of British Columbia, environmental interest groups, and stakeholder groups in the species’ range.  

A total of 93 comments were received; 2 comments were received in support of listing as Threatened, 90 comments were received against listing as Threatened and 1 comment was undecided.  

To view the Response Statement linked to the COSEWIC assessment of the Quillback Rockfish, please click here.

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