Critical Habitat Orders

Critical Habitat of the Northern Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) Order

The recovery goal of increasing Northern Abalone to self-sustainable levels, as set out in the Recovery Strategy, can be expected to take several decades. Efforts to achieve both the short-term and long-term goals are ongoing and are supported through measures outlined in the Action Plan for the Northern Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) in Canada and the Multi-species Action Plan for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. Present threats to Northern Abalone, as identified in the Recovery Strategy, include: illegal harvesting; low recruitment; habitat loss or degradation; and Sea Otter predation. In comparison to the other threats to Northern Abalone, habitat loss or degradation is considered a low level concern in the Recovery Strategy, as it was deemed that sufficient habitat is available for the Northern Abalone population.


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