Report on the Progress of Recovery Strategy Implementation

Report on the Progress of Management Plan Implementation for the Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus) in Canada for the Period 2011-2016

The Bridle Shiner has been listed as a species of Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) since June 2003. In 2013, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) reassessed and reconfirmed its status. The Management Plan for the Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus) in Canada was published in June 2011. The plan describes the main threats to the Bridle Shiner as the following: agricultural, urban and industrial pollution; removal/destruction of riparian and aquatic vegetation; large-scale fluctuation of water levels; climate change; local modification of natural flow regimes; and, the spread of invasive species and disease. Commercial baitfish harvesting is a threat of lesser concern.

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