Critical Habitat Orders

Critical Habitat of the Salish Sucker (Catostomus catostomus ssp.) Order

The Salish Sucker (Catostomus catostomus ssp.) is a small-bodied freshwater fish that has been documented in 11 southwestern British Columbia watersheds, all in the Fraser Valley. The species has been in decline since at least the 1960s and is susceptible to continuing habitat destruction. In November 2002, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the status of the Salish Sucker and classified the species as an endangered species. In June 2005, the Salish Sucker was listed as endangered in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act (SARA). In 2012, COSEWIC completed an updated status report and reassessment and designated the Salish Sucker as a threatened species


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