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Consultation Workbook on the status change of the Western Silvery Minnow on the SARA List



By answering the following questions you will help the federal government understand the benefits and impacts of changing the status of the Western Silvery Minnow on the SARA List.

Please fill out the questionnaire that follows and send us your answers by mail or fax to one of the following DFO offices:

Central and Arctic Region

SARA Coordinator

Freshwater Institute

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

501 University Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3T 2N6  


Fax: 204-983-5192

Toll-free: 1-866-538-1609

The deadline for receiving comments is January 31, 2009.

For questions or comments concerning the Species at Risk Act or concerning this consultation process, please write to us at the address given above or call us at (204) 984-0599.


Species of interest:  Western Silvery Minnow

Your name (optional):

Your Organization/Community/First Nation affiliation (Optional):

1a. Do you support changing the SARA status of the Western Silvery Minnow from Threatened to Endangered?

£ Yes ­­                 £      No     £      Undecided

b) If ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, please let us know why

c) If ‘Undecided’, please tell us why

2.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary) you would like to be considered.

The following questions are optional:

3. Did this consultation workbook help you:

a) Understand how the listing process under the SARA works?

£   Yes ­­                £         No    £      Undecided

b) Understand the important issues concerning Western Silvery Minnow?

£   Yes ­­                £         No    £      Undecided

c) Provide an effective way to communicate your views on the potential listing Western Silvery Minnow to DFO?

£   Yes ­­                £         No    £      Undecided

d) What changes or additions can we make to this workbook to make it more easily understood and user friendly?

4. We would like to get an idea of how well you understand the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Please tell us how familiar you are with SARA:

_____ Not at all

_____ Very little

_____ Average

_____ Quite well

_____ Expert

5. Which sector(s) do you represent? Check all that apply.

___ General public

___ Aboriginal organization

___ Aboriginal community

___ Academic community

___ Agriculture

___ Commercial Fishing/Processing/Sales

___ Environmental organization

___ First Nation

___ Farming

___ Forestry

___ Government (please state level) __________________

___ Hydroelectric power generation

___ Industry or manufacturing

___ Oil and gas

___ Private sector – other (please indicate) __________________

___ Professional services

___ Stewardship group



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