Action Plans

Action plan for the Northern Wolffish (Anarhichas denticulatus) and Spotted Wolffish (Anarhichas minor) in Canada

In May 2001, the Northern Wolffish (Anarhichas denticulatus) and the Spotted Wolffish (Anarhichas minor) were assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as Threatened (COSEWIC 2001a,b). A third species, the Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus), was assessed by COSEWIC as Special Concern in November 2000 (COSEWIC 2000). All three wolffish species were included in Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) at the time of the Act’s proclamation in June 2003. In November 2012, COSEWIC reassessed the three species and recommended that their status remain unchanged (COSEWIC 2012a,b,c). Therefore, under SARA, the status of all three species also remained unchanged. While this action plan is focused specifically on Northern and Spotted Wolffish, the recovery actions will likely benefit the Atlantic Wolffish as well.

Consultation period: 2018-07-11 to 2018-09-09 - Send comment via email or see below for other contact information.


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Contact Person(s)

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