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Yellowmouth Rockfish Consultations

Consultation Summary

In April 2010, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed Yellowmouth Rockfish as Threatened. This species is being considered for listing as Threatened under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Regional consultations were conducted to gather public feedback on this potential listing under SARA. Regional consultations were held online from March 6th to April 25th, 2011. Online comment forms were available to the public to submit comments. Listing information was presented at the Groundfish Forum meeting on October 11th, 2011 in Nanaimo, BC. Letters were emailed to the Province of British Columbia, Nisga’a Wildlife Committee and Joint Fisheries Management Committee, environmental interest groups, and stakeholder groups in the species’ range. Letters were also mailed, faxed, and emailed to First Nation groups, with the opportunity for a bilateral meeting. A total of four comments were received; one comment in favour of listing as Threatened, two comments against listing as Threatened, and two undecided or neutral comments.