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Species at Risk Act- Legal Listing Consultation Workbook, American Eel

American eel (Anguilla rostrata)


Species at Risk Act

Legal Listing Consultation Workbook

 American Eel

 Objectives of this Consultation

Your views are being sought to assist the Government of Canada in making an informed decision on whether to add American eel to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) (the List of Wildlife Species at Risk) as a species of Special Concern.   The species was recently designated by the Committee on Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as Special Concern.

This workbook provides background information on SARA and on American eel.  At the end of the workbook, questions are provided to stimulate discussion.  Please complete any or all of the questions starting on page 14 and provide any additional comments you feel are relevant.  Your ideas, knowledge, and advice are important to this process and will help the Government of Canada assess the impacts of adding this species to the SARA legal list (Schedule 1).

A downloadable workbook, additional background information, references and contact information are available at: www.sararegistry.gc.ca/public/default_e.cfm

Additional information on SARA and listing consultations can be found at:


For information on how to submit your workbook or other comments please see page 13.

To make sure your comments are considered, please send in your submission by March 31, 2007. 

For any additional information on the consultation process or on aquatic species at risk, please contact:

Central and Arctic Region

SARA Coordinator

Freshwater Institute

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

501 University Avenue

Winnipeg , Manitoba

R3T 2N6  

Email: fwisar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Fax: 204-983-5192

Toll Free - 1-866-538-1609  


SARA Coordinator

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

P.O. Box 1000, 850 route de la Mer                   

Mont-Joli, Quebec

G5H 3Z4


Fax: 418-775-0542

Toll free  1-877-775-0848  

Gulf Region

SARA Coordinator

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

343 Université Avenue, P.O. Box 5030

Moncton , New Brunswick

E1C 9B6

Email : GLF-SARA-LEP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Fax : 506-851-2620

Toll Free – 1-877-807-7272

Maritimes Region

SARA Coordinator

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

1 Challenger Drive,P.O. Box 1006

Dartmouth , Nova Scotia

B2Y 4A2

Email: XMARSARA@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Toll Free – 1-866-891-0771

Newfoundlandand Labrador Region

SARA Coordinator

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Box 5667

St. John'sNewfoundland

A1C 5X1

Email: Osborned@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Fax: 709-772-4583


Max Stanfield

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

200 Kent Street, 13th floor

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 0E6

email: stanfiem@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Fax: 613-990-9764

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