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

Existing Protection or Other Status

Currently there is no known legislative regulation or guideline specific to the harvest or protection of habitat utilized by Bering cisco. In the United States some migration corridors and spawning habitat are under designation as a national refuge. In Canada, fish habitat is protected from harmful alterations and destruction under the Federal Fisheries Act. The Bering cisco is not included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List (Hilton-Taylor 2000). NatureServe (2003) has a global status ranking of the species as apparently secure (G4).