Why are wild sock eye salmon endangered in Canada?



  1. 0 Votes

    The Committe on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) deems a wildlife species endangered if it is facing imminent extirpation or extinction. The process for determining is very similar to the U.S. process of deeming species “endangered.” It consists of 3 steps: 1) selection of species requiring assessment (the COSEWIC candidate list), 2) compilation of available data, knowledge, and information (the COSEWIC status report), and 3) assessment of a species’ risk of extinction/extirpation and subsequent designation (the record of COSEWIC assessment results).

    While COSEWIC designates wild sockeyes as endangered, the Canadian government does not protect the Cultus Lake Sockeye Salmon and Sakinaw Lake Sockeye Salmon under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

    For much more on the wild sockeye species in Canada, you can check out these links:

  2. 0 Votes

    The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) says that sockeye salmon are facing endangerment due to mixed-stock fishing as well as changes to the salmons’ natural environment.  Mixed stock fishing occurs when fish who spawn in different rivers are captured at the same time, because salmon from one “stock” may venture into the area of another stock for short periods of time.  Hatcheries and “artificial spawning habitats” may also have a negative impact on sockeye salmon populations.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!