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Fisheries and Oceans Canada has extended the deadline for public submissions on the proposal to list some populations of Atlantic salmon under the Species at Risk Act.

The department will be recieving proposals until March 15th


Email submissions can be sent to:


Key points

DFO's default position on Species at Risk Act listing is that the Minister will follow the recommendation of COSEWIC unless DFO staff can provide a compelling reason not to.


Part of DFO's listing process includes consulting with Canadians. DFO staff consider what they hear when giving advice to the minister. Please consider these four key points  when making your submission.

Example submissions

Please share your submissions with and we will post them here to help other groups and individuals.

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