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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Carmine Shiner in Canada


The Carmine Shiner Recovery Team, composed of Neil Fisher, Bill Franzin, Fred Hnytka, Doug Watkinson (DFO), Doug Leroux, Barb Scaife (MB Water Stewardship); Gerry Hood (Can. Sphagnum Peat Moss Assoc.), Shelly Matkowski (MB Hydro); Pat Rakowski (Env. Can.), and Ken Stewart (Univ. MB) contributed a great deal of the information in this report, and provided many constructive editorial comments. This work also benefited from many discussions with Fred Hnytka, Co-chair of the Recovery Team. Doug Watkinson of DFO in Winnipeg, MB kindly provided the photograph of the carmine shiner and map of its Manitoba distribution. Bill Franzin provided unpublished data from ongoing morphological and genetic studies being conducted for DFO by Ken Stewart (Univ. of MB) and Chris Wilson (Ont. Min. Nat. Res., Peterborough, ON), respectively. Elizabeth White (Wisconsin Sea Grant, Aquatic Sci. Centre) and Elva Simundsson (DFO) assisted with obtaining reference material. This document also benefited from the input of Connie Proceviat (Sun Gro Horticulture), Bud Ewacha (Conserve Native Plants Society Inc.), James Fraser (Tembec), Keith Kristofferson (DFO), Richard Pelletier (Premier Horticulture), and Kris Snydal (MB Live Bait Association) at Recovery Team Meetings. Funding was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.

Authorities Contacted

Dextrase, A. 2003. Senior Biologist/Policy Advisor, Species at Risk Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Box 7000, Peterborough, ON K9J 8M5

Erickson, M. 2006. Fishery Biologist, Aquatic Ecosystem Section, Fisheries Branch, Manitoba Water Stewardship, Box 20, 200 Salteaux Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3

Fisher, N. 2004-5. Fish Habitat Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6

Franzin, W. 2003-5. Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6

Fraser, J. 2004. Operations Planning forester, Tembec, Box 10, Pine Falls, MB ROE 1MO

Hnytka, F. 2003-5. Species at Risk Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6

Holm, E. 2003. Assistant Curator of Fishes, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Hood, G. 2004-5. President, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association, 7 Oasis Court, St. Albert, AB T8N 6X2.

Kristofferson, K. 2005. Impact Assessment Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6

Lepage, M. 2003. Coordonnateur espèces menacées, Société de la faune et des parcs, Direction du developpement de la faune, 676, boul. René-Lévesque Est, Québec, QC G1R 5V7

Leroux, D. 2004-5. Manitoba Water Stewardship, Boc 4000, Lac du Bonnet, MB ROE 1A0

Mandrak, N. 2003. Research scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 867, Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7R 4A6

Matkowski, S. 2003-5. Manitoba Hydro, Box 815 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2P4

Ratynski, R. 2003. Species at Risk Coordinator, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N6

Scaife, B. 2004-5. Manitoba Water Stewardship, Fisheries Branch, Box 20-200 Saulteaux Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3.

Smart, H. 2004. Water Policy Analyst, Water Protection Section, PO Box 9341 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC. V8W 9M1

Stewart, K.W. 2004-5-6. Senior Scholar, Zoology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Watkinson, D. 2004-5. Fisheries Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6

Wilson, C. 2005. Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation OMNR, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Dr., Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 8N8.

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