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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Atlantic Salmon (Lake Ontario population) in Canada
- Assessment Summary
- Executive Summary
- Species Information
- Population Sizes and Trends
- Limiting Factors and Threats
- Special Significance of the Species
- Existing Protection or Other Status Designations
- Summary of Status Report
- Technical Summary
- Information Sources
- Biographical Summary of Report Writer
- Appendix A.
- Appendix B
Assessment Summary – April 2006
Common name: Atlantic Salmon - Lake Ontario Population
Scientific name: Salmo Salar
Reason for designation: Once a prolific species throughout the Lake Ontario watershed, there has been no record of a wild Atlantic salmon since 1898. The Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon was extinguished through habitat destruction and through over-exploitation by a food and commercial fishery. Attempts to re-establish Atlantic salmon through stocking have failed, and the original strain is no longer available.
Status history: Last reported in 1898. Designated Extirpated in April 2006. Assessment based on a new status report
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