In the News: “‘Endangered’ Fraser sockeye may never get official protection” (Vancouver Sun)
The Cultus Lake sockeye run was deemed endangered in 2003 by a committee of independent scientists, but has still not been officially added to the list of endangered species under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).
“In practice, most marine fishes that are (commercially) exploited are never listed under SARA, even though many of them are highly endangered,” said Eric Taylor, chairman of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, which advises the federal government.
That is bad news for the Fraser River sockeye.
Read the whole story on the Vancouver Sun: ‘Endangered’ Fraser sockeye may never get official protection