Unarmoured Threespine Stickleback and the Giant Threespine Stickleback – Consultation Summary
In November 2013, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the Giant Threespine Stickleback and Unarmoured Threespine Stickleback as Special Concern.
Public consultations were held online through the Species at Risk Public Registry from November 19 - December 22, 2015. An online comment form was available to the public to submit comments. Letters were emailed out to environmental interest groups and stakeholder groups in Pacific Region. Letters were also mailed, faxed, and emailed to First Nations. A total of six1 comments were received for the Unarmoured Threespine Stickleback, all of which were in support of listing as Special Concern.
To review the Response Statement to the COSEWIC assessment of the Giant Threespine Stickleback, please click here. To review the Response Statement to the COSEWIC assessment of the Unarmoured Stickleback, please click here.
Six additional respondents’ comments are not included in the total; three respondents appear to have submitted comments twice, and the other three respondents’ comments were not related to the consultation, and likely consisted of automatically generated text.
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