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Consultation Workbook on the addition of the Atlantic salmon (Lake Ontario population), Rainbow mussel, Mapleleaf mussel (Saskatchewan-Nelson population) and Mapleleaf mussel (Great Lakes-Western St. Lawrence population) to the SARA List

Your name (optional):

Population of interest:  Atlantic salmon (LakeOntariopopulation)

Why is Atlantic salmon important to you? 

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

What is your interest in Atlantic salmon?

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
I think that Atlantic salmon are valuable because they play an important role in maintaining a healthy Lake Ontario ecosystem      
I think that Atlantic salmon will be valuable to future generations      
I think that many people in Canada value Atlantic salmon even though they may never personally see one      
I think Atlantic salmon are valuable because they provide commercial and recreational benefits      
Other (please specify)      

1)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding the Atlantic salmon to the SARA List?

 Yes ­­                     No                                      Undecided








2a) Based on what you have learned about the Species at Risk Act, do you think adding Atlantic salmon to the SARA List would affect your activities?

 Yes ­­                     No

b)   If “Yes”, do you see these effects as a cost or benefit to you, and in what way?





c) If you think adding Atlantic salmon to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, can you suggest ways to reduce the impact?



3.   Do you think you could contribute to the conservation of Atlantic salmon as an individual or organization? Can you give a few examples of activities?








4.    To be effective, the recovery or conservation of a species at risk must be a cooperative process that includes organizations and individuals with knowledge of the population and the threats it faces.  Please tell us which organizations or individuals you think should be involved in the recovery or conservation of Atlantic salmon.






5.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary).






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