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Action Plan for the Northern Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) in Canada - proposed

3. Effects on other species

Table 5 . Potential effects of abalone recovery actions on other species.
Broad StrategyPotential ImpactProbability of Impact
1. ManagementFisheries closures were anticipated to halt declines in the abalone population to allow for natural stock recovery and were not anticipated to affect other species. Recovery of abalone may be beneficial to other species.Low - Beneficial
2. ProtectionIncreased compliance promotion and enforcement activities for abalone will benefit other species by increased vigilance for all illegal fishing, possessing, and marketing activities, and can be expected to increase community reporting of illegal activities. Application of the protocol for works and development will mitigate effects to other species and to near-shore habitats.High -
Beneficial
3. Education and AwarenessCommunications may benefit other species associated with abalone communities and other species at risk by raising awareness and increasing reports of illegal harvesting.Medium- Beneficial
4. Research and RebuildingRebuilding experiments may impact other species on a localized scale.Medium -
Detrimental
4. Research and RebuildingResearch may provide a better understanding of species and ecological interactions.High -
Beneficial
5. Population MonitoringTime series data may help to better understand species population changes of other species and ecosystem processes.Medium -
Beneficial