Critical Habitat Orders

Critical Habitat of the Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida) Ontario Populations Order

The long-term objective of the Recovery Strategy is to maintain self-sustaining, extant populations and to restore self-sustaining populations to formerly occupied habitats, where feasible. Efforts to achieve both the short-term and long-term goals are ongoing and are supported through measures outlined in the Recovery Strategy. Present threats to the Eastern Sand Darter as identified in the Recovery Strategy, include turbidity and sediment loading, contaminants and toxic substances, nutrient loading, barriers to movement, altered flow regimes, shoreline modifications, incidental harvest, and invasive species and disease.


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