Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Spring Cisco (Coregonus sp.)

The Spring Cisco is the only population of its kind to spawn in the spring; the other cisco populations reproduce in the fall. The relatively high water temperature in deep water in the summer and the slow cooling off in the fall is a possible explanation for the spawning period and the evolution of this population in Lac des Écorces.

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada deems that this population, which does not exist anywhere else, is an endangered species. The status and size of the population are unknown, but fish survey catches have fallen drastically over the last 15 years.

Consultation period: 2013-10-25 to 2013-12-24

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Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
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