Action Plans

Action Plan for the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in Canadian Pacific waters

The Pacific population of Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) was listed as endangered under SARA in 2010. This action plan is considered one in a series of documents that are linked and should be taken into consideration together, including the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) status report, a recovery potential assessment, and the recovery strategy. This document is considered a partial action plan because current best available information is insufficient to identify critical habitat (DFO 2016). Identification of the habitat necessary to support survival and recovery of the population may be addressed in an amendment to the recovery strategy at a later date.

Consultation period: 2019-07-29 to 2019-09-27


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SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
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