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Species at Risk Act- Legal Listing Consultation Workbook, Porbeagle Shark (Lamna nasus)

Your Opinions about Conservation Priorities for Aquatic Species at Risk in Atlantic Canada

Please choose an option that reflects your rating of what level of priority should be placed on conservation efforts for this species.

Conservation Priority
 Very Low Somewhat Low Moderate Somewhat High Very High I am not Familiar with this Species so Cannot Say
Atlantic Salmon [Inner Bay of Fundy] (current SARA status: endangered)      
Atlantic Whitefish (current SARA status: endangered)      
Atlantic Wolfish (current SARA status: special concern)      
Blue Whale (current SARA status: endangered)      
Cusk (proposed SARA status: threatened)      
LakeUtopiaDwarf Smelt (current SARA status: threatened)      
Leatherback Turtle (current SARA status: endangered)      
North Atlantic Right Whale (current SARA status: endangered)      
Northern Bottlenose Whale (proposed SARA status: endangered)      
Porbeagle Shark (proposed SARA status: endangered)      
Yellow Lampmussel (proposed SARA status: special concern)      

Your Opinions about Threats to Porbeagle Shark

Please indicate your opinion about how significant a threat this factor is to the porbeagle shark population in Canadian waters.

 Very LowSomewhat LowModerateSomewhat HighVery HighI Have No Opinion On This Factor
Directed fishing by Canadian Fishers using pelagic longlines      
Bycatch from fishing other large pelagic species (e.g. tuna/swordfish)      
Directed porbeagle fishing by American fishers in U.S.A. waters      
Bycatch from fishing activities by American fishers in U.S.A. waters      
Reduced food availability      

Do you have any comments about other possible activities or factors that may threaten porbeagle shark survival and recovery? If so, please use the space below.

 

 

Your Opinions about Possible Interventions to Help Porbeagle Shark Conservation and Recovery

For each factor, please indicate what level of impact you think this measure will have on porbeagle shark recovery.

 Very LowSomewhat LowModerateSomewhat HighVery HighI Have No Opinion On This Factor
Discontinue the directed fishery for porbeagle shark.       
Conduct scientific research to better understand porbeagle behaviour and distribution.      
Close other fisheries when a specified amount of porbeagle is landed as bycatch.      
Increase awareness within the fishing industry about porbeagle conservation.      
Modify fishing gear so that less porbeagle are landed.      
Close areas with high concentrations of porbeagle to fishing.      

Do you have any other comments about how other interventions might help porbeagle conservation and recovery? If so, please use the space below.

 

 

 

Your Opinion about the Potential Direct or Indirect Costs of Porbeagle Shark Conservation and Recovery

Please choose an option that reflects your rating of the likely economic impacts (direct and indirect) of porbeagle conservation and recovery to this industry or group.

 NegligibleSomewhat LowModerateSomewhat HighVery HighI Have No Opinion On This Factor
Costs to directed shark fishers      
Costs to other pelagic fishers      
Costs to scientific researchers      
Costs to my personal household      

Do you have any other comments about how conservation interventions might lead to costs on other people or industry sectors, or about what your suggestions are to minimize costs? Costs might be direct (e.g., increasing the cost of doing business) or they might be indirect (e.g., lost opportunities for commercial activities). If so, please use the space below.

Your Opinion about the Potential Benefits of Porbeagle Shark Conservation and Recovery to Canadian Society

Please choose an option that reflects your rating of the likely benefits (economic or social) of porbeagle shark conservation and recovery to this industry or segment of society.

 NegligibleSomewhat LowModerateSomewhat HighVery HighI Have No Opinion On This Impact
Benefits to maritime coastal communities      
Benefits to Canadian society as a whole      
Benefits to Aboriginal groups      
Benefits to the fishing industry      
Benefits to the scientific community      

Do you have any other comments about who might benefit from porbeagle conservation and how important this benefit might be? If so, please use the space below.

 

 

 

Your Opinion about Other Potential Benefits of Porbeagle Shark Conservation and Recovery

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

 Strongly DisagreeSomewhat DisagreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeSomewhat AgreeStrongly AgreeI Have No Opinion On This Impact
I think that porbeagle sharks are valuable because they play an important role in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems.      
I think that porbeagle sharks will be valuable to future generations.      
I think that many people in Canada value porbeagle sharks even though they may never personally see one.      

Comments about the Proposed Listing Status of Porbeagle Shark

Have you read the COSEWIC status report for porbeagle shark?

Yes 
No 

Please choose an option that reflects your level of support for the Government of Canada listing porbeagle as an endangered species under the Species at Risk Act.

I Strongly Disagree with listing porbeagle shark as a endangered species 
I Somewhat Disagree with listing porbeagle shark as a endangered species 
I Neither Agree nor Disagree with listing porbeagle shark as a endangered species 
I Somewhat Agree with listing porbeagle shark as a endangered species 
I Strongly Agree with listing porbeagle shark as a endangered species 

If you disagree with listing porbeagle shark as an endangered species, could you please tell us why?

 

 

If you agree with listing porbeagle shark as an endangered species, could you please tell us why?

 

 

How can you as an individual, or your industry, organization or community, participate in the recovery of this species? Please give examples of particular activities if you can.

 

 

Do you have any other comments about this survey or SARA that you would like to share with us? If so, please use the space below or the back of the paper.