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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Bering Cisco in Canada

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Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – November 2004

Common name:
Bering Cisco

Scientific name:
Coregonus Laurettae

Status:
Special Concern

Reason for designation:
This is an anadromous species that depends on barrier-free access to upstream spawning sites. In Canada, it is known only from the Yukon River. The numbers utilizing Canadian portions of the Yukon River are low compared to lower sections of the river in the United States parts of the range and could be negatively impacted by hydroelectric development and expansion of commercial or subsistence fisheries, targeting other species in the river.

Occurrence:
Yukon Territory

Status history:
Species considered in April 1990 and placed in the Data Deficient category. Re-examined in November 2004 and designated Special Concern. Last assessment based on an update status report.