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Recovery Strategy for Northern Wolffish and Spotted Wolffish, and Management Plan for Atlantic Wolffish in Canada [Final]


Glossary of Terms

Aquatic Species (SARA section 2):
A wildlife species that is a fish, as defined in section 2 of the Fisheries Act, or a marine plant, as defined in section 47 of that Act. - where Fish is defined as:
- and Marine Plant is defined to include all benthic and detached algae, marine flowering plants, brown algae, red algae, green algae and phytoplankton.
Competent Minister (SARA section 2):
Critical Habitat (SARA section 2):
The habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of a listed wildlife species and that is identified as the species' critical habitat in the Recovery Strategy or in an Action Plan for the species.
Data Deficient:
A species for which there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.
Endangered:
A wildlife species that is facing imminent extirpation or extinction.
Extinct:
A species that no longer exists.
Extirpated:
A species that no longer exists in the wild in Canada, but occurring elsewhere in the wild.
FederalLand(SARA section 2):
Fish Habitat (Fisheries Act section 34(1)):
Spawning grounds and nursery, rearing, food supply and migration areas on which fish depend directly or indirectly in order to carry out their life processes.
Habitat (SARA section 2):
Not At Risk:
A species that has been evaluated and found to be not at risk.
Residence (SARA section 2):
A dwelling-place, such as a den, nest or other similar area or place, that is occupied or habitually occupied by one or more individuals during all or part of their life cycles, including breeding, rearing, staging, wintering, feeding or hibernating
Special Concern:
A wildlife species that may become a threatened or an endangered species because of a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats.
Species:
Any indigenous species, subspecies, variety, or geographically or genetically distinct population of wild fauna and flora.
Threatened:
A wildlife species that is likely to become an endangered species if nothing is done to reverse the factors leading to its extirpation or extinction.
Wildlife Species (SARA section 2):
A species, subspecies, variety or geographically or genetically distinct population of animal, plant or other organism, other than a bacterium or virus, that is wild by nature and