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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Atlantic Cod in Canada


Assessment and Update Status Report

on the

Atlantic Cod

Gadus morhua 

Newfoundland and Labrador Population

Laurentian North Population

Maritimes Population

Arctic Population

in Canada


Atlantic Cod



text:Newfoundland and Labrador population - Endangered, Laurentian North population - Threatened, Maritimes population - Special Concern,Arctic population - Special Concern,2003





COSEWICstatus reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk.  This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2003.  COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Atlantic cod Gadus morhua in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  xi + 76 pp.


Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Jeffrey A. Hutchings for writing the update status report on the Atlantic cod Gadus morhua, prepared under contract with Environment Canada.


For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax: (819) 994-3684
E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca


Également disponible en français sous le titre Rapport du COSEPAC sur la situation de la morue franche (Gadus morhua) au Canada

Cover illustration:
Atlantic Cod -- Line drawing of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua by H.L. Todd.  Image reproduced with permission from the Smithsonian Institution, NMNH, Division of Fishes.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2003
Catalogue No.CW69-14/311-2003-IN
ISBN 0-662-34309-3

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