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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Atlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy populations) in Canada

Acknowledgements and Authorities Contacted

We thank the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for providing data, reports, and consultation.  We especially acknowledge Peter Amiro, Jamie Gibson and Patrick O’Reilly of the Diadromous Fish Division at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Nova Scotia.  We also acknowledge the valuable input from: Trevor Goff of the DFO Mactaquac Biodiversity facility, New Brunswick; Eric Verspoor of the FRS Freshwater Laboratory, Scotland; and Fred Whoriskey of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, New Brunswick.

The 1 September 2004 draft for the Marine Fishes SSC was reviewed by: Peter Amiro, Brian Dempson, Jamie Gibson, Patrick O’Reilly, Robin Waples, Fred Whoriskey, and the Marine Fishes SSC.  The 6 December 2004 preliminary draft for the jurisdictions was reviewed by: Alain Caissie (Fundy National Park), Howard Powles (DFO), Renee Wissink (Fundy National Park), and the DFO Maritimes Region.  Jeff Hutchings, the DFO Maritimes Region, and Nova Scotia Power Incorporated reviewed the 16 October 2004 6-month interim draft.  The authors thank these individuals for their helpful comments.

This report was facilitated through funding from the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the University of Toronto.

This report was handled for COSEWIC by Richard Haedrich (Co-chair, Marine Fishes) and Jeff Hutchings (Marine Fishes Specialist Subcommittee member and COSEWIC Non-Government Science Member).