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Shorthead Sculpin

Consultation Summary

Illustration of shorthead sculpin 
Illustration of shorthead sculpin, Cottus confusus,
by Susan Laurie Bourque. Reproduced courtesy of
the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
Shorthead Sculpin was listed as Threatened in 2003 on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). In November 2010, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) re-assessed Shorthead Sculpin as Special Concern. This species is being considered for listing as Special Concern under SARA and underwent regional consultations to gather public feedback.   

Regional consultations were held online from February 17th – March 14th, 2011. Online comment forms were available to the public to submit comments. Letters were emailed to Environmental Non-Government Organizations (ENGO’s) and Industry groups in the species range. Letters were also mailed, faxed and emailed to First Nation groups in the species range. A total of two comments were received; one comment in favour of listing Shorthead Sculpin as Special Concern and one comment from the in favour of retaining the Threatened status.