Response Statements

Response Statement - Eulachon, Nass / Skeena Rivers population

This short-lived species spends over 95% of its life in the marine environment. It spawns in the lower reaches of two rivers in northern British Columbia where its spawning areas are small (<500 km2). Recent information from this area indicates the population appears stable and threats in the freshwater environment are considered to be small. However, the abundance of the species in adjacent areas has declined substantially in the recent past. The causes of these declines are poorly understood and are likely to be due to threats in both the spawning habitat and the marine environment. Threats in the marine environment would also affect the Nass and Skeena rivers population. This population could become Threatened in a relatively short period of time if marine survival deteriorates or threats in the spawning area increase.


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Caroline Ladanowski
Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
Tel: 800-668-6767
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Related Species

  • Eulachon  (Nass / Skeena Rivers population)


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